Spaceflight Vol 57 No 02 – February 2015

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Cygnus recovery
With the Antares launch vehicle grounded until a replacement engine can be found, what plans does Orbital Sciences have for maintaining a logistics supply to the International Space Station and how soon can flights resume?

Orion flies!
The editor tracks Orion spacecraft 001 on its maiden space flight on the world’s most powerful launch vehicle and examines some of the technology that helped it fly farther than any vehicle designed to carry humans has been for more than 42 years.

Asteroid Mining for Lunar Tourism
Dave Dietzler looks at the possibilities for humans in asteroid mining and the logistical requirements this will require, what propulsion systems might be necessary and how much energy it takes to get the job done.

Few and Far Between
Regular Spaceflight contributor Nick Howes talked to astronaut Jack Lousma about his work for NASA during the Apollo programme, his reflections on Apollo 13 and his activities aboard Skylab.

David A Hardy – A Big Thank-You!
BIS President Alistair Scott and Spaceflight editor David Baker team up to separately pay tribute to one of the UK’s outstanding space artists, be it for fact or fiction.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – Principia logo chosen – A life with Pi

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

World News Analysis – New Horizons awake and talking

Satellite Digest – 505 November 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 November - 10 December 2014

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

Off the Shelf – Val Cleaver (1917-1977) A Very English Rocketeer – Stargazers: Copernicus, Galileo, The Telescope and the Church

Society News – Rispace Touchdown with the BIS – World Space Week 2015

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