Spaceflight Vol 60 No 10 – October 2018

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Dr Parker’s Sun grazer
NASA has embarked upon a new and more intensive data collection project designed to gather information about our Sun through direct sampling and a close-up look – far closer than ever before.

Giant rockets: the third way
Seradata analyst David Todd gives us his overview of how NASA could have acquired a heavy-lifter a lot earlier and a whole lot cheaper, had it taken a different route.

First up: Apollo 7
Fifty years ago in October, NASA launched the first manned Apollo mission, long in the making and considerably changed from its original objective.

Getting there – the NLV project
Robin Brand reports from the BIS Technical Committee on the first phase of the Society’s Nanosat Launch Vehicle project and describes how that activity is progressing.

Behind the news
UK Space puts on a show

Opinion

ISS Report
9 July – 8 August 2018

Satellite Digest
549 – July 2018

Obituary
Georg von Tiesenhausen (1914-2018)

Multi-media
The latest space-related books, games, videos

Letters to the editor
Inspiration for all, Moon dust, Clavius lessons

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

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