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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 01 – January 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 01 – January 2008

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International Space News
Spacewalks clear way for Columbus, Australia’s plan for Sundiver spacecraft, Astronaut forfeits Shuttle mission, Ariane lofts UK’s new military satellite, Orion crew launch slips, SSTL promotes ‘early’ Galileo system, Contract launches five year Alphasat development, UK dips toe in launcher business, Spectacular Delta IV Heavy launch, Gathering reflections from the waves, Satellites help rain forest, Rosetta’s Earth view

Satellite Digest

New ISS robot offers service with a twist
Joel Powell

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Four years of MER operations on Mars
Philip Corneille

“Crazy, sexy and cool”
Tony Quine

Letters and emails
Peril of ignoring commercial potential, Balanced perspective, Space is eclipsed by sport, sex and alcohol, Idenity of photo object, Significance of scientific return, Legacy of ISS computer crisis, The importance of winning the public, Association of Space Explorers, Moonwalker draws huge audience

Books
Space Exploration 2008, Volcanism on Io, A walk through the southern sky, The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook, Planets and Life, The Geology of Mars, Final Countdown, Astronautics

Viewpoint
Jason Damisch

Society news
Happy 90th Birthday to Sir Arthur C. Clarke

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 02 – February 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 02 – February 2008

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International Space News
Griffin urges UK to join human spaceflight, Delay to new British space strategy, NASA may extend life of Atlantis, Rocket science competition for schools, New manned spacecraft, NASA sends craft on mission to Comet Hartley 2, Spy satellite diplomacy, Lunar ambitions of Far East eclipse West, Virgin Galactic’s timetable for progress, New Russian multi-functional platform, Soyuz launches new Canadian EO spacecraft

Satellite Digest

British proposal for ISS module
Mark Hempsell

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award
David A. Hardy

Red dragon rising
Robert Coppinger

Bizarre test of first Saturn V
Alan Lawrie & Robert Pearlman

Uchinoura - Japan’s space science centre
David Parry

Letters and emails
Lunar Module pilot spills the beans, Deciphering DVD technology, Holiday to recommend, Inflatable structures, Memorial to David Fearn

Viewpoint - Virus, Volkov and Vandenberg
Dwayne A. Day

Society news
Variety of talks at Symposium, UK Space Activities 2007, Announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 03 – March 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 03 – March 2008

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International Space News
UK to play major part in Mercury mission, Messenger’s first Mercury flyby, Russia targets 2015 for new spacecraft, Orbiting camera details dramatic wind action on Mars, Virgin Galactic unveils new designs, Antarctic ice loss raises sea level questions, Detecting energy bursts on Venus, China plans busy year of launches, UK space minister visits EUMETSAT and ESOC, Odin satellite operations extended, Test run for Mars habitat, PSLV launches Israeli satellite, Space Shuttle to resume ISS missions, Ready to follow in father’s footsteps, Launch plan set for Europe’s space tug

Satellite Digest

COROT sheds new light on exo-planets
Philip Corneille

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

New lunar exploration
Donald A. Beattie

Rocket fuel
Alan Lawrie

Letters and emails
Early Russian space news, The universe is no machine, British proposal for ISS module, BIS should play leadership role, French role in India, Source of early space quotation, Visiting the Smithsonian, Driving force

Viewpoint - Dawn sails towards infant worlds
Ken Kremer

Society news
Forum for the space generation, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, New BIS members, Eric Wayne obituary, Announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 04 – April 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 04 – April 2008

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International Space News
US blast at rogue satellite is chance too good to miss, Commercial future of ISS transport, Microgravity flights launch from Esrange, Persistence pays for Swedish supplier, Progress tanker tether test, Stellar winds on cosmic doorstep, UK pursues joint lunar mission with US, Glonass satellite out of action, Atlas plan to launch inflatables, Sun mission succumbs to extreme cold, Plans for commercial launch complex at KSC, Take your classroom into space, Celebrating Yuri’s night

Satellite Digest

Astronauts and inspiration - or lost in space?
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Munich calling Alpha
Gerard van de Haar

Columbus ushers in a new space era
Clive Simpson & Gerard van de Haar

Faster than light
Kelvin Long

Warp drive
Kelvin Long

Creating the ‘warp’ in warp drives
Richard Obousy

Letters and emails
Another way for UK to access space, Little cause for hope, UK human spaceflight, Timing issue, Worldwide impact, Unmanned ISS supply vehicle, Illuminating space history, Interstellar exploration, Return to Baikonur

Books

Society news
UK Space Conference 2008, BIS at Astrofest, Mars symposium, New steps for space infrastructure, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 05 – May 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 05 – May 2008

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International Space News
Yi heads for ISS after Korean crew switch, Entrepreneur to work with British students, Space Generation Congress 2008, Methane found on distant Jupiter-like planet, Envisat data monitors greenhouse gas, China confirms busy programme, Observations focus on lunar south pole, Space Academy funding announced, Launch date set for Jason-2, First COTS launch delayed, Inquiry into satellite loss, Public’s chance to launch a rocket

Satellite Digest

ESA’s human spaceflight plans
Nick Spall

Europe’s first space tug heads for Station
Neville Kidger

Launch marks New Zealand’s first space step
Robert Evans

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

First rock from the Sun
Philip Corneille

Up close at Launch Complex 17
Ken Kremer

The secret years
Bert Vis

Letters and emails
Software doesn’t deliver for public, Astronaut question has only one answer, Modular space station design, Britain needs firm presence, Unsupported allegations, Government shows little real support, Understanding the expansion of space

Sir Arthur C Clarke
Obituary and tributes

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 06 – June 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 06 – June 2008

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International Space News
ESA launches campaign to recruit astronauts, British company goes to Europe, Top award for Spaceflight magazine, More time for Cassini at Saturn, Biology module, New Shuttle launch date, Canada blocks sale to US, 50 year vision for space exploration, First firing of STERN rocket motor, Balloon test flight for Marsbound instrument, Deals struck for European EO satellites, Astronauts not needed in space

Satellite Digest

IAC 2008 news
World’s biggest space show comes to Britain, Abstracts set new record, Business benefits

Korea celebrates first space mission
Tony Quine

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

The Apollo emblems of artist Al Stevens
Ed Hengeveld

Calling all satellites
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
Odds against real action, Extrasolar planets, Tribute in name change, Comparing the power of heavy lift rockets, How dreams come true, Waxing lyrical, Last day of the old world, Spaceplane competition, Long distance birthday party

Society news
2008 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards, Lecture looks to the future, Rocket weekend, New Society members

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 07 – July 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 07 – July 2008

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International Space News
Study for European crewed space vehicle, Hospital stay mars Korean’s homecoming, Independent European navigation a step closer, Space Station’s first decade, NASA selects launch company, Phoenix delves into arctic Mars, Host of spring satellite launches, Japanese ISS crew member, Tourist missions set to expand, Near Earth Objects - are we at risk?

UK citizens bid for astronaut job
Clive Simpson

Satellite Digest

IAC 2008 news
Space theme days for highlight lectures, Online registration opened for Glasgow

End of ride for Soyuz tourists?
James Oberg

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Discovering the universe
Clive Simpson

Monkey’s ill-fated voyage
Joel Powell

Letters and emails
Moon exploration offers advantages, First woman still youngest, Taking issue with RAeS report, ESA – the only game in town, Spaceplane perspective, Rees’ lack of vision

Viewpoint
Peter Goodwin

Society news
Team 28 - introducing a new BIS initiative, Next Steps for Space Infrastructure, New Society members

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 08 – August 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 08 – August 2008

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International Space News
First private mission to Space Station, Russians book tickets for suborbital trip, Japanese crew for ISS, Jason 2 successfully launched, NASA global warming data marginalised, Launch completes UK military system, Date set for GOCE flight, MoonMars Workshop, First test of penetrator for Moon mission, ESA awards contract for EO satellite, OU work on ExoMars instruments, Wallops set for Taurus launch

GLAST - gamma-rays
Philip Corneille

Satellite Digest

Shuttle brings Hope to ISS
Gerard van de Haar & Rudolf van Beest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Mirrors and microwaves
David Criswell and Phillip Harris

New view of magnetosphere
Joel Powell

Fire and grace
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
Daedalus spaceship, A question of size, Star and planet gazing, New Mexico space museum, Australian space industry, Heavylift is best option, Astronauts in Iapetus, Striking similarities, Team 28 - space in the year 2033

IAC 2008
BIS members’ day at space congress, Host Nation Welcome Zone

Society news
Voyage - inspiring young readers, Russia, China North Korea and Iran - the plot thickens , New Society members

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 09 – September 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 09 – September 2008

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International Space News
Plans unveiled for Mars sample return mission, Slow shuffle towards human spaceflight, Swedish astronaut to fly for second time, Astronaut to lecture at British university, Australia strives to define meaningful space policy, Sarkozy looks to Mars rather Moon, Mars – will we be able to come back? Desolate vistas - Farnborough 2008, Starchaser announces 2009 launch date, Remaining Space Shuttle missions, British camera for Brazilian satellite, Ocean wind maps reveal possible energy sources

Satellite Digest

Astronaut dynasty
Neil Da Costa

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Lifting the veil on a secret life
Asif Siddiq

Raketen in Berlin
Dwayne Day

IAC 2008
Glasgow set for space invasion, UK space competition unearths young talent, Space art to go on display, Opportunity for BIS members

Letters and emails
Daedalus fuel tank, Mirrors and microwaves, Clever but not intelligent, Better late than never, Team 28 initiative, Basis for ‘Lifting the veil article’

Time running out to see a Shuttle launch
Nick Spall

Society news
Rocket theme for Waltham Abbey event, BIS forges link with UKSEDS, New Society members

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 10 – October 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 10 – October 2008

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International Space News
Shock absorber plan for new US rocket, Plan to set up Martian weather station network, Proton lofts third Inmarsat-4, Japan’s first home-built satellite, Rocket fails to make orbit, Dates for next Shuttle flights, European astronaut process, Lunar orbiter launch delayed

Satellite Digest

South Korean’s roller coaster ride
Tony Quine

Phoenix hits Mars jackpot
Ken Kremer

Going waaay off road
Dwayne Day

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Avoiding catastrophe
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Touchdown on Mars, Cosmological constant, Orbiting satellites, Source of information

Viewpoint

Paradigm shift in large-scale structure of universe!
Stuart Eves

Society news
From imagination to reality, New Society members, Meetings and Announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 11 – November 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 11 – November 2008

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International Space News
Space Shuttle demise raises crew transport issue, Arctic sea ice reaches lowest coverage for 2008, Launch of GOCE delayed, Competition for ESA Space Station mission, Enrico Fermi gamma-ray telescope, Crew named in advance for China’s historic spacewalk, Venus Express puts together image of windy planet, UK experiments could fly on SpaceShipTwo, Government should recognise dependency on space, Rosetta’s flypast

Satellite Digest

A visionary British engineer
Stephen Ashworth

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Forerunner to global telecoms revolution
Philip Corneille

Five decades of radio astronomy
Philip Corneille

Forgotten flight of Apollo 7
Ken MacTaggart

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Forerunner to global telecoms revolution
Philip Corneille

Five decades of radio astronomy
Philip Corneille

Forgotten flight of Apollo 7
Ken MacTaggart

Letters and emails
Making the case for lunar solar power, Visit to Tanegashima, Surely we are intelligent?

Viewpoint

Historian’s approach to the Moon landings
Martyn Bennett

Society news
Hurricane Ike hits Glasgow’s live ISS linkup, BIS Annual General Meeting, UKSEDS - celebrating 20 years, New Society members, Meetings and Announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 50 No 12 – December 2008

Spaceflight Vol 50 No 12 – December 2008

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International Space News
India launches its first mission to the Moon, Ozone hole larger than last year, Robotic satellite servicing in orbit, Simonyi ready for second trip, New space minister speaks out for British astronauts, SpaceX achieves orbit goal at fourth attempt, Chinese astronaut makes first spacewalk, ATV mission ends with destructive re-entry, NOAA and Virgin Galactic to collaborate, Europe delays flagship Mars mission

IAC 2008
Annual space congress hits high note for UK, British space industry keeps on growing, Scottish engineers bring spaceships to Clyde, Flying high after space competition win, Moon endurance mission likely before Mars landing, UK urged to close climate change information gap, Robotic exploration, Inflatable landing systems, From reality to imagination

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Where next, Columbus?
Robert April

Four decades since 1968 ‘space olympics’
Reginald Turnill

Letters and emails
Popular visit by Space Shuttle crew, Far-reaching lunar technology, Launcher challenge, Astronaut encounters, Cosmologists’ tunnel vision, Congress success

Society news
Distinguished guest at IAC 2008, Congress sets new benchmark, New IAF president, Successful year for students, BIS members’ day at IAC 2008, New Society members, Meetings and Announcements

2008 Index

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