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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 01 – January 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 01 – January 2006

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International Space News
Europe heads out to Venus, Japanese entrepreneur books ISS trip, Technical problems push ATV launch to 2007, Asteroid craft on hold, Steady future for world satellite business, First Galileo test satellite, UK urged to reconsider manned space flight, Beatle beams live music to Space Station, China’s ambitious space plans, Sea Launch delivers second Inmarsat-4, Deposits pour in to Virgin Galactic, French to test optical early warning systems, Mighty Titan bows out, Ariane lofts heavyweight duo, Russia approves future programme, NASA retires ISS projects early

Satellite Digest

The MOST for the least
Barry Shanko

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Argentina’s cosmonaut in-waiting
Thomas Gangle

First woman in space - part 1
Tony Quine

Down to Earth with a bump
Borris Spasski and Aleksandr Zheleznyakov

Letters and emails
Anecdotes from astronauts and cosmonauts, Cargo craft designation disparity, Rocket team lend signatures to cause, Japanese dreams of the future

Books

Society News
BIS celebrates award of 2008 Congress Competition

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 02 – February 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 02 – February 2006

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International Space News
European ministers approve Aurora programme, Sea Launch contracts, Virgin Galactic’s first spaceport, Iceland to benefit from EUMETSAT data, Titan resembles primitive Earth, Envisat sees smoke from Europe’s big fire, VEGA wins contract for atmospheric dynamics mission, Delay for new NOAA satellites, NASA seeks space delivery companies, Target for upping size of ISS crew, Data points to Shuttle engine link, Ozone hole slims down, Cheaper crewed lunar missions

Satellite Digest

A private trip into space
Neil Da Costa

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

A cold day at the Kennedy Space Center
Joel W. Powell

When Skylab was still a rocket
Alan Lawrie

First woman in space (part 2)
Tony Quine

Letters and emails
Understanding our gene limitations, Conference evokes the promise of space tourism, Communist influence on space flight, Voyager distances and timings, In defence of NASA’s space exploration strategy, Titan - a target for the future

Society News
Beagle 2 creator receives space achievement award, Society seeks volunteers

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 03 – March 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 03 – March 2006

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International Space News
ISS faces logistics issues after Shuttle retirement, Ariane 5 ECA launch, Survey shows strong UK space industry, Alphabus platform move forward, Spaceport planned for Singapore, MRO’s detailed study of Mars, Options for stranded satellite, Pioneer 10 lost in deep space, Galactic shock wave, Summer launch for first MetOp, No future for Iranian satellite, Polar satellite will fly again, Trio of launches for Japan, Compensation for rocket damage, India to double number of launches

Satellite Digest

European set for first long-duration Space Station mission
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Agriculture in space
Javier Casado

Mapping the moons of Mars
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Developing a long term strategy, Flight surgeons’ Apollo 15 puzzle, Credit for MOST success, Astronauts and families visit Israel, Beagle 2 criticism based on ignorance, Ill-informed debate harms UK space science, Origin of first ‘dog’ crew names, Missing vision and imagination

Society News
BIS on-line update, Nominations for space awards, Obituary – Charles Sammonds, IAC 2008 logo competition

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 04 – April 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 04 – April 2006

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International Space News
New head for BNSC, Savings on satellite insurance premiums, Pluto mission commemorates Tombaugh, Million pound upgrade for Portsmouth’s cleanroom, UK’s SciSys wins Galileo contracts, Spaceport future for Space Station, China’s new rocket engine, Evidence of water ice, Contract kicks off Soyuz operations phase in French Guiana, NASA finds limited room for manoeuvre in 2007 budget, ALOS satellite delivers first image data, Plans to develop fleet of suborbital tourism spacecraft

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Europe’s Martian dream
Stephen Ashworth

Two years of MER operations on Mars
Philip Corneille

The heat of a burning atom - part 2
Dwayne A. Day

Euroart in space
Nicholas Spall

Letters and emails
Alternative scenario for NASA vision, Redshift not for Mac, Social status in Tereshkova’s favour, Legacy of Beagle 2 project, Evolution and intelligent design, Soviet satellite identification, Opportunity to see rings in new light

Society News
BIS members support human space flight initiative

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 05 – May 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 05 – May 2006

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International Space News
ISS faces logistics issues after Shuttle retirement, Ariane 5 ECA launch, Survey shows strong UK space industry, Alphabus platform move forward, Spaceport planned for Singapore, MRO’s detailed study of Mars, Options for stranded satellite, Pioneer 10 lost in deep space, Galactic shock wave, Summer launch for first MetOp, No future for Iranian satellite, Polar satellite will fly again, Trio of launches for Japan, Compensation for rocket damage, India to double number of launches

Satellite Digest

European set for first long-duration Space Station mission
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Agriculture in space
Javier Casado

Mapping the moons of Mars
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Developing a long term strategy, Flight surgeons’ Apollo 15 puzzle, Credit for MOST success, Astronauts and families visit Israel, Beagle 2 criticism based on ignorance, Ill-informed debate harms UK space science, Origin of first ‘dog’ crew names, Missing vision and imagination

Society News
BIS on-line update, Nominations for space awards, Obituary – Charles Sammonds, IAC 2008 logo competition

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 06 – June 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 06 – June 2006

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International Space News
First images from Venus Express, Satellite data suggest large rivers under Antarctica, Scramjet test over south Australia, FUSE re-wired for extended mission, Shuttle runway opened for commercial use, Design proposals for European anti-asteroid craft, New mission to monitor ocean surfaces, Delta tanks from Italy, Efforts to put space back on Australian political agenda, NASA reviews Shuttle EVAs, Lunar pole impact mission, Pilots recruited for space tourism flights, NASA reinstates Dawn mission, Award for veteran space correspondent

Satellite Digest

The key to low-cost access to space
Stephen Asworth

Developing Europe’s space tourism industry
Damian Schogger

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

25th anniversary of first Space Shuttle
Ed Hengeveld and Clive Simpson

Lost and forgotten
Dwayne A. Day

108 minutes that changed the world
Andrei Kislyakov

Tribute to a cosmonaut
Neil Da Costa

Letters and emails
Leonov talks on space flight, Division of responsibilities, Rocket capabilities, Reducing the risks of space walks, Patching up differences, Herschel’s notes on Uranus’ rings

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 07 – July 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 07 – July 2006

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International Space News
Errors that led to spacecraft hitting satellite, First female space tourist, Land boost for sea launch, Scottish team investigates space travel alternative, Venus Express ready for detailed studies, Cassini offers new hints on Saturn day, Awards and moves for Shuttle commanders, Malaysian ISS visitor, Global climate change on Jupiter, US instruments to fly on India craft, Cloud study craft finally in orbit, Water vapour geyser on Enceladus, Space telescope for precise galaxy map, UK satellite for broadband and HDTV

Satellite Digest

Columbus – farewell old world
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Simulating the effects of weightlessness
Adam Hawkey

Monkey in a blue suit
Dwayne A. Day and Colin Burgess

Letters and emails
Soyuz launch G-force profile, Scandinavian fantasy, SNAP categories, Tsukuba - Japan’s science city, Gene therapy prior to colonisation, Stamp Identity, A. Scott Crossfield – obituary

Book reviews
From Nazi to NASA – the life of Werhner von Braun, Astronomy, Night Sky, Getting off the Planet, Guidance and Control 2005, Spaceflight Mechanics 2005, Space Debris and Space Traffic Management

Society announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 08 – August 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 08 – August 2006

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International Space News
Mission will extend ISS science capability, Italian selected for Shuttle flight, Ministers weigh up Euro space policy, Russia plans Mars mission simulation, SSTL - changing the economics of space, Enthusiastic support could enhance ESA’s ExoMars mission, Space vision hits environment budget, Ariane 5 launch, Russia and Kazakhstan develop new space system, Japan gears up for ISS cargo ferry, Engine test for new European rocket

Satellite Digest

First new generation US weather satellite
Gerard van de Haar

NASA’s woman of influence
Clive Simpson

Raising the stakes
Bob Parkinson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Lifting down from orbit
Julian A. Hiscox

India’s remote sensing programme
Shubhada Savant and Santhosh Seelan

Letters and emails
Aerospace correspondents, Cassini probe end game, Simple explanations, Don’t get left behind, Credit to researchers

Society news and announcements
Declassified reports in Soviet and Chinese symposium, Space archaeology

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 09 – September 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 09 – September 2006

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International Space News
UK flies space flag at Farnborough Air Show, Europe seeks role in future crew transport craft, New Mexico trumpets its space ambitions, ESA boost for space tourism ventures, Space Adventures announces spacewalk option, UK’s Starchaser plans ‘Rocket City’ development, Cassini reveals Titan Xandu region to be Earth-like land, NASA marks Viking 30th anniversary, German astronaut to fly with Columbus, Indian launcher fails after lift-off, Names given to first boosters, MetOp launch slips, Smart-1 to bow out with lunar impact, Russia to launch unique space observatory, reorganisation for Russian space programme, Prototype HTV unveiled in Japan

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Back to back for Discovery
Gerard van de Haar, Rudolf van Beest and Clive Simpson

Apocrypha now
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
Privilege to record start of space age, Partial solution to bone loss dilemma, Debating UK space policy, Health hazards of working in space, Stamp identity, No turning back this time, Promoting BIS in the media, Lifting down from orbit

Society news and announcements
Raising the political profile on NEO hazards, Cultural opportunities in space

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 10 – October 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 10 – October 2006

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International Space News
First woman tourist ready for ISS visit, Sea launch lofts new Korean satellite, Pluto falls from favour as solar system tally revised, New US manned spacecraft is named, Launch date for Europe’s MetOp, Ageing TDRS satellites, Kliper falls by wayside in sudden change of plans, UK space medicine conference, NASA invests in private sector space flight, Mars entry vehicle testing, Living with a star, Military to staff Turkish space agency, Proton Breeze M back on track, Search for missing Apollo 11 footage, Voyager passes new milestone

Half a century of planetary protection
Philip Corneille

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Gemini-Titan at the Cape
Joel Powell

Thunder in a bottle
Dwayne Day

British astronauts - a new strategy
Nicholas Spall

IAC 2006 Valencia - UK participants

Letters and emails
Avoiding heart failure in space, Satellite Digest, Foale’s dual nationality, Strong French support for India, Turning a blind eye to the truth

Putting the ET into education
Malcolm Smith

Society announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 11 – November 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 11 – November 2006

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International Space News
Japan launches spacecraft to study the Sun, Russia and China’s Moon exploration pact, Agency hints at Madonna flight, Mars antenna deployed, Need for fair launch services policy, Exploration award for astronaut, Japanese spy satellite, Cape Town may host control centre, New head of UK trade association, Lockheed to design and build Orion, Starchaser seeks would-be astronauts, Storms may have affected Arctic sea ice, Pluto debate rumbles on

Satellite Digest

Ansari’s last minute trip to Space Station
Tony Quine

Astronauts complete tough mission
Clive Simpson

50 years of Spaceflight magazine

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Hard road to commercial space
Chen Lan

Letters and emails
Earlier indication of seven orbits, Campaigning is welcome, Fighter pilot’s V2 incident, Five decades of statistics, Fair weather launch site, Solar transit of ISS and Atlantis

Around the world in 84 days
George A. Spiteri

Society news
European developments in space tourism, Obituary – HJP Arnold, Astronaut to make presentation, Society President, Interstellar missions for the future

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Spaceflight Vol 48 No 12 – December 2006

Spaceflight Vol 48 No 12 – December 2006

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International Space News
NASA likely to delay 2007 launches, Optical technology promises smaller satellites, Three in one success for Ariane 5 ECA, Private UK sounding rocket unveiled, US and China open doors of cooperation, EC debate on military uses of Galileo, Korean specials on space menu, Spanish company develops remote sensing business, Debris incident underlines risks, Frequent flyer earns Virgin flight, First launch of new rocket, Little Red Spot gets faster, Space harvest, Atlas V study for human missions

Satellite Digest

Europe’s new weather satellite
Clive Simpson

Space weather is a major challenge
Erik Seedhouse

Hubble’s finest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Calling interplanetary spacecraft
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Engines for the Ares V rocket, Safety is the key, Bluestreak balloon tanks, Launch views of astronauts, History lesson in cosmonautics, Moon mission quarrantine

SETI in reverse
Tamara Wilhite and Kent Britain

Society news
Congress in Spain raises BIS profile, Visit to Astrium facilities in UK, New books now available

2006 Index

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