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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 01 – January 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 01 – January 2011

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International Space News
Identity of female taikonaut confirmed, JAXA names next HTV, UK space shows healthy growth, Work begins on Russian base, UKSA starts CubeSat pilot, Asteroid particles, New generation of European Meteosats, Eutelsat abandons new spacecraft, SSTL satellite repositioned to minimise debris threat, Leak impacts Space Shuttle schedule

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Five year focus on planets and moons
Robert April

Comet-chaser’s latest rendezvous
Philip Corneille

Spacecraft’s moment of ‘pure’ exploration
Ken Kremer

Splish, splash, roar!
Dwayne Day

The enigmatic Mace hardsite
Joel Powell

Letters and emails
UK needs space passion, Improbability of life, Dear Arthur..., Brunel of Space Age, Makeover not ‘rocket science’, Rights of BIS members, Membership ‘apartheid’, Fully reusable spacecraft

From test pilot to first lunar geologist
Shane Hannon

Book reviews

Society news
Project Icarus – latest team news, The Planets – An HD Odyssey, BIS works on a new future, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 02 – February 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 02 – February 2011

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International Space News
SpaceX moves step closer to crewed missions, Air Force mini-shuttle’s record-breaking flight, UK space conference, Venus probe fails to achieve orbit, Explore the Sun from your desktop, Roscosmos link with NASA, The Moon - an important place in human affairs, Orion abort rocket on display, Virgin targets orbital market, Busy time for new ISS crew

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Robonaut to join Space Station crew
Ken Kremer

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Seven years of MER operations on Mars
Philip Corneille and Ken Kremer

Training ESA’s new space cadets
Nick Spall

Telescope fulfills decades of dreams
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
Origins of life, Use ISS for celebration, Accelerated aging in orbit, Cosmonauts commemorated, Humanism a threat to science, Tour of EAC facilities, Society empowerment, Fully interactive website needed, Elegant solutions, Campaign to energise BIS, All members should have say, Ongoing discussion, Sellers gives London lecture

Book reviews

Society news
BIS awards latest British astronaut pin, Festive gathering, Competition winners, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 03 – March 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 03 – March 2011

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International Space News
Romantic date with Comet Tempel 1 for Stardust NExT, Chinese space drama mixes fact and fiction, MESSENGER prepares to orbit Mercury, New Leicester research facility, Landing by laser light (and Air-Crane), Last minute crew changes, Environmental monitoring payload, Second flight for ESA cargo craft, Modules arrive in Isle of Man, Space Station to get more tourists, Navigation system needs more euros

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Record-breaking Martian Odyssey
Ken Kremer

Setting sail to the stars
Philip Corneille

Illness in orbit
Bark Hendrickx

Letters and emails
ESA Mars lander lacks science, Spaceplane a perfect Shuttle replacement, AFBIS grade, Contrasting worldview, BIS Associate Fellow grade, One-sided discussion, BIS works on new future, Equal voting rights for all, Future shape and organisation of BIS, Towards a more friendly Society, Necessity for change of heart, A day to remember

Training as Soyuz backup cosmonaut
Neil Da Costa

Book reviews

Society news
Astronomer Royal gives talk at the BIS, Spaceguard Centre, BIS Library, New members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 04 – April 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 04 – April 2011

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International Space News
US and European firms propose crew launcher, Burnt Dragon on display, Unexpected revival of Nanosail-D2, ESA aiming for Moon before Mars, IAF celebrates 60 years, August date for Guiana Soyuz launch, UK Space Conference, Robotic lunar adventure, Rookie Italian to fly in 2013

Solar watch
Stuart Eves

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Romancing the stone
Dwayne Day

Homing in on asteroids
Ken Kremer

Strategic role of asteroid mining
Stephen Ashworth

Starships of the future
Kelvin Long and Richard Obousy

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

First cometary close encounter
Philip Corneille

Letters and emails
BIS space ‘hardware’, Imagination versus reality, Debate on space humanisation, BIS on YouTube, BIS on Facebook, Agreement on grade, Cyrillic translation

Book reviews

Society news
A statement from the BIS on membership grades, The future of the BIS, New members, Membership discount incentive scheme, BIS medals, Recruitment campaign

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 05 – May 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 05 – May 2011

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International Space News
More secret X-37B missions planned, Shuttle veteran, Enhanced Meteosats, Broadband satellite goes operational, TOPCAT targets plasmasphere, Endeavour readied for last mission, Astronaut reflects on NASA sacking, Students create designs of future, Russian Mars rover, IAF celebrates 60th anniversary

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Discovery’s final voyage into orbit
Ken Kremer and Gerard van de Haar

The man who changed history
Nick Spall

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Earth photos from on high
Michael Trudeau

Educational ballooning
Joel Powell

Postcards from Mars
Ken Kremer

Book reviews

Letters and emails
Apollo 1 connector, Star-studded occasion, TV series from 1950s, Meteorite close-up, Magnificent Discovery, Where is everyone?, BIS should use media, Member solution, Members want stronger voice

Society news
Your Society needs you!, Bridging the gap between imagination and reality, Project Icarus - a future starship, Student paper competition 2011, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 06 – June 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 06 – June 2011

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International Space News
SpaceX ambitions for new Falcon Heavy rocket, MESSENGER begins year of Mercury observations, GOCE gravity map, NASA selects Shuttle museums, UK and India collaborate, Meteosat-6 sent to graveyard orbit, Nuclear needed to visit Mars, Sounding rocket experiments, NASA awards commercial crew contracts

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Stardust-NExT comet legacy
Ken Kremer

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Booster retrieval
Ken Kremer

Chinese flights marked with stamps
Jeff Dugdale

Soviet space sleuths
Dominic Phelan

Book reviews

Letters and emails
TIROS-1 – a case of mistaken identity, Gagarin and Tereshkova, Sänger-Bredt anniversary, Accepted form of spelling, BIS rules and fund-raising, A leap in the wrong direction, BIS could foster links in Holland, Grades of membership, Return to Earth and acute prostatitis, Russian ‘first’

Society news
No ordinary Gagarin event!, Westcott celebration, Long service presentation, New BIS members, Classified ads

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 07 – July 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 07 – July 2011

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International Space News
Endeavour launch, Atlantis photo-call, NASA’s next Discovery class mission, ‘Black box’ recorder survives Kounotori reentry, NASA celebrates with new space stamps, Space in the shadow of the Rockies, Skylon spaceplane passes technical review, Atlas launches new missile warning surveillance satellite

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Heavenly bodies
Kira Bacal and Kieran Smart

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Lockheed pursues Orion potential
Ken Kremer

Chelomey and Korolev – cooperation and competition
Vladimir Polyachenko

Book reviews

Letters and emails
Finding way out of financial crisis, Human visit to Halley’s Comet, Selection of Yuri Gagarin, Access to BIS meetings, Apollo 12 commander, Space Shuttle retirement

Viewpoint
Mark Stewart

Society news
Discussion of future of BIS, Play celebrates ‘Chief Designer’, New BIS members, New BIS Fellows, Competition Winners

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 08 – August 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 08 – August 2011

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International Space News
Plan to gather asteroid dust, Soyuz at French Guiana, Suborbital spaceflight - private human access, America needs strategy for space settlement, Space stations on the Isle of Man, Chinese whispers at Paris Air Show, Ceremony recreates first US flight, Iranian booster launches second satellite, SpaceX wins Thaicom 6

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Danger from solar storms
David Todd

Heavenly bodies - Pt 2
Kira Bacal and Kieran Smart

Endeavour’s perfect finale
Ken Kremer and Clive Simpson

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Letters and emails
Music of the spheres, Justifying the cost, Turning back the clock, Apostles of Apollo, Gifts for Gagarin, Piecemeal progress

Cosmonaut's reflection
Dorin Prunariu

Book reviews

Society news
A brighter future for the BIS, Cultural impact, BIS Chines/Soviet forum, Icarus appeal, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 09 – September 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 09 – September 2011

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International Space News
Space Shuttle slips into history, Europe’s space plans could end key ESA principle, Countries refine space spending, New approach for 2011 UK Space Conference, BIS promotes space roadmap, Virgin Galactic faces technical challenges, Gagarin statue unveiled in London, Vesta vistas exceed expectations, Shuttle’s final hypersonic test data

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Detecting exo-Earths
Philip Corneille

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Chinese space film drama
Xu Weilong

Movie shot at Star City and Baikonur
Tony Quine

Water in the Moon
Geoffrey Bowman

Falling to Earth with Al Worden
Neil Da Costa and Ken MacTaggart

Close encounters with our Sun
Stuart Eves

Letters and emails
Battle to witness Shuttle finale, Clarke book, Volunteers bring about change, Sustainable spaceflight, Shirley Jones, Celebrations in Star City for Gagarin

Society news
BIS convention with science fiction slant, Astronaut lecture, Shirley Jones - obituary, New BIS members, Competition winners

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 10 – October 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 10 – October 2011

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International Space News
Dragon gets go ahead for Space Station berthing, Military spaceplanes under test, SSTL commissions Nigerian satellites, GRAIL duo all set for lunar gravity expedition, China ready to start space station, Briton to become Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut, New head attempts to re-shape Roscosmos organisation, Solar shift could bring more storms, Launch preps for third ATV, Progress loss impacts ISS operations

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Five year trek to giant planet
Ken Kremer

Observatory’s rocky road
Philip Corneille

NASA flies Shuttle for the final time
Clive Simpson, Ken Kremer and Gerard van de Haar

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Radio hams tune in to space airwaves
John Heath

Silenced thunder
Dwayne Day

Letters and emails
World’s first rocket patch, Half-hearted compromise, Embracing science fiction, Proud of our endeavours, Film poster

Dream makers of the future
Kelvin Long

Society news
Patrick’s picnic proves big success, Prize for survey views, Spaceflight’s new golden age, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 11 – November 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 11 – November 2011

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International Space News
US forges ahead with new super rocket, Six million mile view from Jupiter-bound Juno, Critical year ahead for ESA and EU space affairs , First space bound Orion crew cabin, Microgravity research debated by UK MPs, Gagarin show in Scotland, Peek inside Apollo 10 command module, Dutch astronaut to embark on ISS mission, Secret programmes declassified, Starchaser sets test launch date

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Journey to the centre of the Moon
Ken Kremer

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Brave new future worlds
Kelvin Long, Pat Galea and Adrian Mann

First craft orbits Mars
Philip Corneille

Russia weighs lunar options
Dwayne Day

Book reviews

Letters and emails
Eye-witness to Shuttle history, Monitoring the Northwest Passage, Contacting Prospero, BIS lectures on YouTube, Playalinda beach view, Astronaut’s best wishes, Life of Apollo mission controller, BIS facade sponsorship

Heavy lift is part of balanced system
Mike Armitage

Society news
Vision of new BIS Council member, Society’s Annual General meeting, Oral history of science, Volunteers needed, New BIS members

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Spaceflight Vol 53 No 12 – December 2011

Spaceflight Vol 53 No 12 – December 2011

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International Space News
Rusian Soyuz makes history with European launch, IAC is boost for African space efforts, Curiosity rover set for Mars blastoff, Daring Russian sample return mission to Phobos, Russia shifts to commercial priorities, Investment targets space industry, China launches first element of space outpost

Satellite Digest
Geoff Richards

Dawn lights up tiny planet
Ken Kremer

International Space Station Chronology
George Spiteri

Phantom heads and Matroshka
Joel Powell

On the wings of Apollo
Dwight Williams

San Marco started Italy’s space affair
Philip Corneille

Last flight of big bird
Dwayne Day

Europe’s spacewalk expert from Sweden
Nick Spall

Letters and emails
ISS is valuable research platform, Paradise scenario for World Ships, Economic system needs overhaul, Smaller vehicles instigate change

Society news
Society on show at South African space congress, BIS display at Autographica, New editor for Society’s magazine, New BIS members

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