Spaceflight Vol 56 No 09 – September 2014
Sir Bernard Lovell and the Soviets
Dominic Phelan unravels a bizarre episode in the history of the Cold War space race and asks whether one of the UK’s most brilliant radio astronomers was victim to a Soviet bid to either recruit or irradiate him.
The road to Mount Sharp
As NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover departs the safe zone where it landed for new and rugged terrain ahead, we look at features and sites that have so far kept the vehicle slightly behind its scheduled traverse log.
HEOS 1: A 50th Anniversary
Philip Corneille remembers Europe’s first deep space science satellite and describes its origin and why it contributed so much to knowledge about our local region of the solar system and why that is important.
Bach Natter Part 2
In Brett Gooden’s second instalment of his three-part look at the world’s first vertically launched man-carrying rocket, the Natter test pilot pays the ultimate price and his accident is investigated.
Britain in Space – SpaceUP - UK Style - UK A magnet for space - New hand on the rudder
World News Analysis – Spaceplane contracts awarded - Ariane 6 contest hots up
Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world
From the Editor
Satellite Digest – 500 June 2014
ISS Operations Summary – 16 June – 15 July 2014
Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month
Off the Shelf – Building Hitler’s Missile – Observing the Moon
Inbox – Special Remembrances of Fred Ordway
Obituary – Frederick I Ordway (1927-2014)
Society News – 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 – A Letter from the Library – History Committee visit to St Omer