Spaceflight Vol 56 No 04 – April 2014
Wishing upon a Red Planet
Dwayne Day reflects on a snowy day in Washington that shut down the locals but which proved no problem for Bas Lansdorp!
Bart Hendrickx retraces the attempt to find a replacement for the ubiquitous Soyuz spacecraft and summarises the latest attempt at providing for existing and future requirements in Russia’s human space flight programme.
India’s Mission to Mars
Gurbir Singh explains the background to India’s spectacular mission to Mars, now en-route to the Red Planet, and links it to a grander ambition.
Your Name in Space
Carrying the names of people from around the world on microchips, spacecraft routinely serve as emissaries of Earth’s citizenry, as Joel Powell explains.
Searching for Snoopy
In May 1969 NASA sent Apollo 10 on a route-proving flight to the Moon, the spent Ascent Stage of the Lunar Module going into solar orbit. Nick Howes goes in search of it.
Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment
The author of a new book on the political repercussions from President Eisenhower’s reaction to the Russian coup of Sputnik 1 explains why he wrote it.
Britain in Space – Space attack from organized crime
World News Analysis – Robotic filling stations
Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world
From the Editor
Satellite Digest – 495 January 2014
ISS Operations Summary – 17 January – 16 February 2014
Off the Shelf – The International Atlas of Mars Exploration – Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment
Inbox – Design signature? – Push-me-pull-you – More to the man...
Obituary – Rodney G Rose 1927-2014
Society News – Comet tails...and tales – Space Education and Outreach Update – Reinventing Space