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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 01 – January 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 01 – January 2009

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International Space News
First images of planets in distant solar system, Griffin urges Obama to maintain Shuttle retirement date, New rocket hardware readied for Ares test, India tricolour placed on Moon, Phoenix mission comes to abrupt end, Volan escape system to rescue space crews, Elevators and cables - Japanese rise to the challenge, New rocket for commercial pad, Venezuela’s first comsat, Bush authorises NASA spending, India plans new launch pad

Satellite Digest

Europe defines space future
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

The first woman in Earth orbit – Pt 1
Asif Siddiq

Pioneer 10 and the gas giant
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Place your bets on interstellar flight, Preserving BIS history, Why we go into space, Mis-labelling at space museums, Crewed ATV a waste of money

Book reviews

Society news
UKSEDS - onwards and upwards, Stars and personalities in London, Space art exhibition, BIS talent search, New Society members, ESA astronaut proves big hit in UK, Meetings and Announcements

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 02 – February 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 02 – February 2009

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International Space News
NASA delays launch of MSL to 2011, US and Europe to join forces on future missions, Apollo 7 medals award, MoonLITE mission gets green light for next step, Demand hots up for DragonLab, UK human spaceflight review, Australia takes first step towards new space agency, Space Station crew assignments, Poland to join EUMETSAT, Canada’s visitor from outer space

Satellite Digest

Mission doubles up crew capacity
Gerard van de Haar

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Five years of MER on the red planet
Philip Corneille

The first woman in Earth orbit – Pt 2
Asif Siddiq

From Project Gemini to the final frontier
Dwayne A. Day

Letters and emails
Longitude issues for early Apollo, Spaceplanes for humans, Fred Haise visit to Pontefract, Survey of space expectations, Le Bourget space display, NASA may regret Shuttle decision

Society news
Status report by Society President, Chinese/Soviet Symposium, New President-elect, Presentation from the Paisley Rocketeers, UKSEDS – successful conference, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 03 – March 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 03 – March 2009

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International Space News
Hubble repair mission planned for mid-May, BIS launches urgent appeal for donations, Flacon 9 on Cape Canaveral launch pad, BNSC’s space exploration review consultations, Moon mapping mission glimpses first x-ray, India to study deep space, Japanese satellite to gather climate data, British company’s free satellite imaging initiative, Positive signals for Galileo, Teams line up for N-prize challenge, ISS tourist flights to be curtailed, Maiden flight of Soyuz from Kourou

Satellite Digest

Delta IV Heavy launched for third time
Gerard van de Haar

Chariots for Altair
Dwayne A. Day

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Unique perspective on ferry flight
Joel Powell

Going zero-g
Nick Spall

Blue collar art
Dwayne A. Day

Viewpoint - Apollo 7
Mark Shanahan

Letters and emails
Russian shuttle on show in Germany, Baikonur tells its own story, Ares booster is complicated option, The dream of exploration, Signatures of the famous, 50th anniversary of Vanguard 1, Russia plans tourist craft

Society news
Donation appeal, BIS meets with Chinese, UKSEDS, New BIS members, Can space save the planet?

Many ways to Mars - symposium report
Stephen Ashworth

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 04 – April 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 04 – April 2009

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International Space News
New funding for UK rocket-jet programme, Obama considers option to change direction, Collision of Cosmos 2251 and Iridium 33, Study highlights risk to spacecraft, ATV names after Kepler, NASA and ESA prioritise outer planet missions, Busy year at Sweden’s Esrange, European prepares for mission to command ISS, Ariane 5 ECA lofts multiple payloads, Early warning satellite, Iran marks anniversary

Satellite Digest

Space Shuttle processing facilities
Ken Kremer

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

ExoMars and the search for life on Mars
Jeffrey Marlow

Preserving historic photos
J.L. Pickering and Ed Hengeveld

Letters and emails
NASA reinvents the wheel, Mysticism in cosmology, Early UK work in microgravity, The lessons of history, Reconsider the decision not to man-rate COTS, Don’t forsake Moon for Mars

Viewpoint - Astronaut Jeff Hoffman
George Spiteri

Book reviews

Society news
Project Daedalus - 30 years on, Date for annual student conference, New BIS members, Can space save the planet?

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 05 – May 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 05 – May 2009

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International Space News
Space Station ready for six person crew, ESA launches Earth explorer, British company tests eco-friendly rocket engine, Mosquito survives extremes of outer space, Did Phoenix spot liquid water on Mars? India moves to self-sufficiency, Software updates delay launch, Female taikonaut may fly in 2011, Landsat 5 still orbiting at 25, EarthCARE imager to be built in UK

Satellite Digest

Mission to find Earth-size exo-planets
Philip Corneille

Space Station Chronology & STS-119 report
Neville Kidger

Getting ready for lunar science
Donald F. Robertson

The challenge of Apollo 9
Rusty Schweickart and Alan Marlow

The other A in NASA
Dwayne A. Day

Letters and emails
Ships bearing astronaut names, Tereshkova photographs, Expanding universe, Bolden at Bradford, MoonLITE follows ALSEP top Moon, British genius, To reinvent or not to reinvent, Appreciation of mysticism, Buran at Baikonur, Canadian leg of Buran journey, Irrational criticism, Shuttle in lunar orbit

Society news
Last of the working Peenemünders, BIS appeal status - President’s letter, UKSEDS, New BIS members and Fellows

Book reviews

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 06 – June 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 06 – June 2009

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International Space News
US company pursues power dream, Satellite confidentiality, Mars mission test simulation, Wilkins ice shelf begins breakup, Nigerian engineers map African resources, India’s PSLV lofts radar satellite, Mars science laboratory, Small profit for Arianespace, Longer wait for tourists, Tests underway on Japanese rocket

Satellite Digest

The madness of men in space
Michael Hanlon

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Space Elevators - a key future technology
Cathy Swan & Peter Swan

Space for the tourist - NASM
Mark Williamson

Birds on a wire
Dwayne A. Day

Letters and emails
China’s commercial lesson to NASA, Fun-raising art auction, Long overdue technology support, Continuity in affairs, Paisley rocketeers, Rocketing racketeers, NASA emblem question, Women fair better in space

Can space save the planet?
Stephen Ashworth

Society news
BIS scoops outreach award, Society book nominated for award, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 07 – July 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 07 – July 2009

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International Space News
Herschel and Planck launch, Astronaut to be new head of NASA, Russia plans ultimate space recycling, Space Station crew increased to six, ESA selects British man in new astronaut team, Sellers to fly on final Shuttle, Virgin Galactic puts down media speculation, First Mars samples may come to UK, Concern over GPS replacements, Japan’s early warning system, Atlantis lands - Endeavour next

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

All-American hero who missed the Moon
Matthew Cunningham

The science of Apollo
Keith Wright

Apollo astronauts’ ceremonial Moon
Joel Powell

Space for the tourist - Apollo
Mark Williamson

Letters and emails
Aviation approach to space transportation, Measuring success of Space Station, Keeping the dream of space alive, Fairer sex fare better, The madness of men in space

Artist captures the true spirit of Apollo
Leslie Cantwell

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 08 – August 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 08 – August 2009

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International Space News
US takes first steps back to Moon, Europe and US to develop commercial freighter, Scientist dies in balloon tragedy, Human spaceflight in the political crosshairs, Mars mission loses instrument, Call for UK microgravity experiments, Korean satellite, Mars lab ‘Curiosity’, Dubai to build own satellites, UK minister visits Reaction Engines, ESA pursues high thrust demonstrator, Brazil launch, Digital Soyuz

Satellite Digest

Chinese women set to make their mark
Tony Quine

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Space for the tourist - Florida space coast
Mark Williamson

Hubble’s final refit in orbit
Andrew Green, Joel Powell & Ken Kremer

The greatest space voyage
Philip Corneille

Space environment management
Rushi Ghadawala

Letters and emails
Dark energy atomic emission theory, Ironic timing, Popularity contest, The minds of Homo Sapiens, Back to the dark ages, Privilege to witness launch, Comparable intelligence, Scientific clarification, Bolden’s Hubble launch role

Society news
Students to make headlines in space, Society’s successful international space symposium, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 09 – September 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 09 – September 2009

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International Space News
Jupiter impact, UK disaster-monitoring satellite launched, British astronauts recognised by BIS, New space age beckons for Britain, ESA opens first UK facility on British soil, ESA and NASA to join forces for Mars, Space tourism goes global, Satellite broadband, Sea Launch, End of road for Ulysses, Apollo 11 astronauts meet Obama

Satellite Digest

Lost promise of the Space Shuttle
Stephen Ashworth

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Seven minutes of terror
Joel Powell

Science from arctic Mars
Ken Kremer

Letters and emails
NASA astronaut medical records, Lunar surface experiments, Interstellar contest, Space roll of honour, Shuttle launch ‘seen’ from UK, Footnote to history, Command module, Dark energy

Society news
BIS award recognises first five UK astronauts, BIS at Dorset space extravaganza, Note of thanks for donations, Book sale, Rockets at Waltham Abbey 2009, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 10 – October 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 10 – October 2009

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International Space News
Commercial plan for Soviet military system, NASA assembles Ares test rocket, Inflatable re-entry vehicle experiment, Aero Sekur establishes Harwell base, First HTV launch to Space Station, Beagle team looks to Moon, Fund buys Virgin stake, Second attempt for Cryosat, India’s heavy comast launch, Arianespace offers Ares alternative, Satellite delivers first images, Vittori to fly to Space Station in 2010

Satellite Digest

Domestic goals and global politics
David Parry

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

A spaceman came travelling
Neil Da Costa

Comet alert
Brian Harvey

Lasting legacy of innovative mission
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Investigating the brain in zero-g, The energy of empty space, Two Space Station visits, Untethered spacewalk, Medical records, Apollo hardware, British space agency prospect, Starlight background

Society news
One small step at Mersyside spaceport, Apollo 11 anniversary, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 11 – November 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 11 – November 2009

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International Space News
European satellite begins its gravity quest, Countdown to Ares test launch, Excalibur Almaz puts spacecraft on public show, Skylon spaceplane could fly in less than a decade, New ISS crewmembers, Veteran crew to fly final Space Shuttle, ESA seeks to use ISS for climate studies, Planck’s first all-sky survey underway, Chinese spaceport, New Japanese astronaut, South Korea pledges money for space

Satellite Digest

Celebrating Hipparcos
Philip Corneille

Space Station Chronology & STS-128 report
Neville Kidger

A half century of lunar exploration
Joel Powell

Corona mission declassified
Martin Fowler

Atop the highest mast
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
Testing dark energy theory, Shuttle sighting, Mystery Space Station craft, Comet alert, New British space age

LRO and LCROSS put US on lunar trajectory
Ken Kremer

Society news
Sale of books, Annual General Meeting, Spaceflight bookstall sales, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 51 No 12 – December 2009

Spaceflight Vol 51 No 12 – December 2009

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International Space News
Ares I-X test flight an engineer’s dream, Space-X ready for Falcon 9 test flight, LCROSSW impacts the Moon, Russia’s new launch centre, South Korea plays host to annual space congress, Last call home for Rosetta

The MELiSSA Pilot Plant
Chris Savage

Project Icarus — son of Daedalus
Stephen Ashworth

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Discovering exo-planets
Philip Corneille

Atop the highest mast — part 2
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
Space Shuttle disappointment, Space meetings in Germany, Progress craft flew with ISS, The case for Mars, Bookstall rationale, Excalibur Almaz on Isle of Man

The search for exo-earths
Philip Corneille

Society news
French ‘Love of space’ exhibition, Spaceflight price increase, New members, Derrick Gould obituary, Daejeon IAC

2009 index

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