Spaceflight Vol 56 No 02 – February 2014
A walk on the Wild Side
In Moment from History this month Luca Parmitano relives a potentially life threatening experience as he describes his unexpected encounter with floating globules of water inside his helmet.
Solar Dynamic Observatory
Stunning images of a sometimes violent Sun and observations from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory almost 52 years after the launch of the first Orbiting Solar Observatory.
Retelling the tale of Mars Exploration
Philip Stooke explains his passion for mapping the exploration of Mars, creating the first accurate survey of US and Russian missions as attention focuses once again on the Red Planet.
Sleuthing the Cold War Space Sleuths
Dominic Phelan opens a new series from the China/Russia Forum on how the BIS uncovered Soviet space secrets and filled in the gaps.
Electra Mars Radio Relay
Joel Powell tracks down the real reason why MAVEN got a break from the US government shutdown and got to launch on time.
Britain in Space – UK drive for military satellite growth – SSTL spearheads UK drive – Roy Gibson honoured – Astrium engineer wins IET award
World News – Falcon 9 to Rule the World!
Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world
From the Editor
Satellite Digest – 493 November 2013
ISS Operations Summary – 16 November to 11December 2013
Film Review – Gravity
Obituaries – Aleksandr Serebrov – Philip A Lapp
Society News – BIS plans education roadmap – Inspiration