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Spaceflight Vol 59 No 01 – January 2017

Spaceflight Vol 59 No 01 – January 2017

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Trump on Space
With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA and an all-Republican Congress, the Editor looks at prospects for the space programme under the new administration

ISS Rescoped
The Russians are downsizing their presence on the ISS so how does the manifest look for 2017?

To Mars via HoloLens
Buzz Aldrin has helped launch a new virtual experience at the Kennedy Space Center. Is this the way for Earthlings to experience Mars?

Webb Telescope optics complete!
With two years to go before launch, the mirror is complete on the world’s biggest space telescope.

German women for space
The search is on to find the first woman astronaut from Germany, with finalists vying for a seat on a Soyuz.

The Big One is Coming!
With increasing attention to the risk from Near Earth Objects, just how is the impact probability assessed?

Massimino on the Road
Rick Mulheirn caught up with retired astronaut Mike Massimino to find out what motivates him and what he is planning to do now.

Icarus Spacecraft Designs – Part 2
Peter Milne brings us up to date with continuing activity on starship studies with coverage of Resolution, Zeus and IDD designs.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Beagle 2 New Evidence

ISS Report – 16 October 2016-15 November 2016

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Shelf – Reality Check – Bugs in Space – Be careful…

Satellite Digest – 528 October 2016

Society News – BIS and IAASS sign MOU – Belgian branch meets – Ordnance Survey on Mars – Sir Arthur Clarke Awards 2016 – NLV working day

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Spaceflight Vol 59 No 02 – February 2017

Spaceflight Vol 59 No 02 – February 2017

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German female astronauts
Having introduced the competition to find Germany’s first woman astronaut in last month’s issue of Spaceflight, Tony Quine now provides brief biographical details on the candidates.

Remembering Apollo 1
Fifty years on from America’s first catastrophe in a manned spacecraft, the Editor looks again at the tragic circum-stances which led to the loss of three astronauts and to the wider repercussions.

Humans in Space – an Update
In this age of political convulsions Spaceflight reviews the changes and the challenges now facing protagonists of human space missions and asks whether it is not time to renew links with the commercial world.

STRAWMAN – The Deep Black Signals Intelligence Satellite
Intelligence analyst and specialist Dwayne Day opens the books on a class of satellite which served both tactical and strategic interests during the chilly days of the Cold War.

Volker Lieberg
Renowned Belgian space historian and archivist Theo Pirard speaks with the outgoing head of ESA’s Earth observa-tion satellite programmes and discusses the development of the integrated pan-European programme.

Regular Features

News Analysis – “God Speed John Glenn”

ISS Report – 16 November 2016-8 December 2016

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

Satellite Digest – 529 November 2016

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Correspondence – Reality Check – Bugs in Space – Be careful…

Obituary – John R. Garman

Shelf – William Leitch – SpaceX’s Dragon

Society News – 2016 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards - Rockets in Droitwich

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Spaceflight Vol 59 No 03 – March 2017

Spaceflight Vol 59 No 03 – March 2017

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Region in a future Mars colony?
Konrad Szocik examines whether a permanently isolated colony on Mars will choose to have a religion based upon new and reconsidered philosophy of purpose, or whether the conventions of Earth-based colonisation will no longer apply.

Rosetta - Ice and origins
New studies of the Rosetta mission reveal high quantities of carbon dioxide ice while other researchers place the origin of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the outer reaches of the solar system where the Kuiper belt resides.

The Kelly Twins
Rick Mulheirn takes the Kelly Twins in hand and describes an evening in which they discuss all aspects of their space activities at another stunning Space Lectures event.

Where no bullets fly
Spaceflight takes a look at the threats to civilian satellites from a diversification of intelligence gathering assets now providing instant information overlain with sensory data from ordinary citizens as they go about their daily lives.

Gold plated monster – JWST nears completion
Dwayne A. Day took time to check out the latest assembly and test stages for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center, finding it entering the next phase of tests.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Data Highways Open – Going, going… – ExoMars Success

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

ISS Report – 9 December 2016 - 8 January 2017

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Satellite Digest – 530 December 2016

Society News – Interstellar Challenge 2016

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Spaceflight Vol 59 No 04 – April 2017

Spaceflight Vol 59 No 04 – April 2017

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The birth of Cape Canaveral
Joel W. Powell has long had an interest in the origins and development of the Cape Canaveral facilities and again shares with us another chapter in the history of this remarkable place, from where the first US satellites were launched and from where early rocket tests took place.

Modelling the ISS
Keith McNeill shares with us his extraordinary effort at building a model of the International Space Station. Combined with masterful skills at making miniature modules and trusses, Keith brings great talent to bear with his photographic expertise.

ESA’s spaceplane at T+25 years
Luc van den Abeelen looks back to European aspirations for an autonomous spaceplane capable of carrying astronauts into space and conducting research experiments in microgravity conditions, re-examining the Hermes programme and its many vicissitudes.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Health check on Commercial Space

A Letter from the Editor

ISS Report – 9 January - 8 February 2017

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Satellite Digest – 531 January 2017

Obituary – Eugene A. Cernan (1934-2017)

Society News – Patrick Moore Medal Award - NLV Study Day - Nominations Invited - Penny Wright MBE, FBIS - Astrofest UK - Space Art in Wells

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