Spaceflight Vol 60 No 03 – March 2018

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Supernatural science
A new capability is coming to the International Space Station, courtesy of a cooperative endeavour between the partners to supplement existing research capabilities.

Read all about it!
DrJens Heide describes for us the dif culties encountered by German space enthusiasts as they struggled to get information about the space programme from behind the Iron Curtain.

Ariane 6 – bigger, better, cheaper
The European Space Agency is counting down to retiring the Ariane V heavy launcher in ve years and introducing its successor. SpaceFlight takes a long view and looks at far reaching decisions.

Into the blue
New launch vehicles are emerging from billionaire investors and now Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest entrepreneur is accelerating development of a launcher to challenge Ariane 6.

Hiding in plain sight
Alistair Scott decided that a talk on planetary science in distant star systems was so exciting it needed a fuller and more complete description than that covered in the initial report. We agreed.

 

Regular Features

Behind the news
Trump ditches racetrack approach to Mars.

Opinion

ISS Report
9 December 2017 – 8 January 2018

Flashback
March 1968

Obituary
Bruce McCandless II (1937-2017)

Satellite Digest
542 – December 2017

Society news / Diary
What’s happened • What’s coming up

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