Spaceflight 2019

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 01 – January 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 01 – January 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Where next for the IAC?
David Todd takes a tour around the annual International Astronautical Congress held in Bremen during early October 2018 and opines a view at variance with the message but endorsed by the non-attendance of certain dignitaries.

SLS: heavyweight challenger
On the back of his visit to the IAC, David Todd brings us up to date with NASA’s super-heavy launcher and posits the notion that while it seems set to fly within the next two years,it may have to cede ground to commercial contenders.

Back to the Moon – Back to the future
The Editor takes a look at the current plans for getting Orion around the Moon – unmanned on the first try, followed by astronauts within the next four years – as plans coalesce around the Lunar gateway to the Moon’s surface and Mars.

The dark before Dawn
Chris Starr FRAS, FBIS provides a fascinating wrap-up on the outstandingly successful Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres and looks at what we have learned along the way.

Ahead of its time
Dr Bob Parkinson MBE, FBIS celebrates 20 years since the ISS first began to take shape with a look back to a BIS design produced 70 years ago by Harry Ross and Ralph Smith.

Behind the news
Six in a Row!/UK-led instruments for Exomars

Opinion

ISS Report
9 October – 8 November 2018

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

Satellite Digest
552 – October 2018

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 02 – February 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 02 – February 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Satellites, lightning trackers and space robots
Space historian Gerard van de Haar FBIS has researched the plethora of European payloads carried to the International Space Station by SpaceX Dragon capsules. He describes the wide range of scientific and technical experiments supporting a wide range of research initiatives.

In search of a role
Former scientist and spacecraft engineer Dr Bob Parkinson MBE, FBIS takes us back to the origins of the International Space Station and explains his own role in helping to bring about a British contribution – only to see it migrate to an unmanned environmental monitoring platform.

Shake, rattle and Rolex
On the 100th anniversary of the company’s birth, Philip Corneille traces the international story behind a range of Rolex watches used by astronauts and cosmonauts in training and in space, plus one that made it to the Moon.

Reach for the Skyrora
Ken MacTaggart FBIS tracks down the company building the first domestic UK satellite launcher in 50 years and explains how it can revolutionise low-cost services for small satellites, as well as igniting a resurgence in rocket development.

REGULARS

Behind the news
Feeling the heat / ...what now, Voyager? / Opportunity: is this really the end?

Opinion

ISS Report
9 November – 8 December 2018

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

Satellite Digest
553 – November 2018

Letters to the Editor
The long wait / Impetus or inspiration?

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 03 – March 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 03 – March 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

From Imagination to Reality
Noted amateur astronomer and writer Chris Starr reviews the outstanding extended mission of NASA's New Horizons as it conducts a flyby
of another Kuiper Belt object – the mysteriously shaped Ultima Thule.

Getting the Measure of Mercury
From the US, Dwayne A. Day reveals the persistent attempts of planetary scientists to attract more attention to the exploration of the planet Mercury – an endeavour in which they haven't always succeeded!

Apollo 9 – Dancing in the Dark
SpaceFlight Editor David Baker revisits the critical days in March 1969 when NASA first tested the Lunar Module with astronauts – one
of the most complex and demanding operations so far in the race to the Moon.

Out of the Shadows
Writer and award-winning space historian Francis French describes what it was like to find an unpublished memoir from an astronaut on NASA’s first crewed Apollo flight and how it came to be turned into a book.

REGULARS

Behind the news
The Long Road to the Far Side

Opinion

ISS Report
9 December 2018 – 8 January 2019

Satellite Digest
554 – December 2018

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 04 – April 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 04 – April 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Taking the High Road
Scottish firm Orbex is planning a radical approach to a launch vehicle for the small satellite market that will fly from the UK.

Return of the Black Arrow
Ken MacTaggart FBIS delves into archives to celebrate the return of an iconic example of British engineering excellence: the first stage of the late-lamented Black Arrow rocket.

Patch works – the art of Space Age heraldry
Space-sleuth and historian Joel W. Powell looks at the remarkable array of mission patches and logos that have, sometimes controversially, adorned spacecraft over the last 60 years.

The Impact of Apollo – Part 1
Nick Spall FBIS begins his three-part series surveying the impact of the Moon landings on human society, technology and the subsequent development of space exploration.

Two to get ready
Long-time collector of space-age artefacts and memorabilia Mark Yates describes a particularly important document from the Apollo 16 mission – the Cue Card preparing the astronauts for their EVAs in the rugged lunar highlands.

REGULARS

Behind the news
Everyone’s gone to the Moon!

Opinion

ISS Report
9 January – 8 February 2019

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

Satellite Digest
555 – January 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 05 – May 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 05 – May 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Return of the Dragon
SpaceX has taken a big step forward by successfully launching its Dragon 2 crew-carrying capsule to the International Space Station but how long before astronauts get to ride the latest people-carrier?

The Impact of Apollo – Part 2
Nick Spall FBIS looks at the technological and inspirational legacy of the Apollo Moon shots and finds value in the money spent.

Apollo 10 – so near, yet so far
David Baker recalls events 50 years ago when three astronauts got closer to the Moon than ever before and yet left the final descent to glory to the next mission in line, clearing the way for the first landing.

The Impact of Apollo – Part 1
Nick Spall FBIS begins his three-part series surveying the impact of the Moon landings on human society, technology and the subsequent development of space exploration.

Commercial Space
Using a wide range of commercial providers, NASA is building a roadmap to the Moon with landers, space tugs and spacecraft for taking humans back to the surface by 2028.

REGULARS

Behind the news extra
SLS: hanging in the balance?

Opinion

ISS Report
9 February – 8 March 2019

Letters to the Editor

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

Satellite Digest
556 – February 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 06 – June 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 06 – June 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Reinventing the future
SpaceFlight takes a long hard look at current NASA plans for getting boots on the Moon, finding President Trump’s clamour for a 2024 target date to be unrealistic.

Course Correction
Former NASA contractor on the Apollo programme Pat Norris shares his experiences of ensuring that NASA got its Apollo spacecraft on course for the Moon – accurately!

Apollo 10 – so near, yet so far
In the final instalment to his trilogy on the meaning of Apollo, Nick Spall FBIS looks at the environmental and cultural aspects of this historic venture, 50 years on.

Mars Whirlybird
The Editor takes a look at what could turn out to be a seminal shift in rover support for Mars exploration as NASA gives the green light to the first helicopter designed for the Red Planet.

REGULARS

Behind the news
DSRS threatened with closure

Opinion

ISS Report
9 March – 10 April 2019

Obituary
Valery Bykovsky (1934-2019)

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

Satellite Digest
557 – March 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 07 – July 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 07 – July 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Engineering the first Lunar Landing
The challenges facing NASA in the week up to the first landing centred on getting to the surface. All other phases had already been rehearsed on earlier flights.

Flight of the Eagle
Even as Apollo 11’s Lunar Module descended to the Moon, computer readouts and fuel quantity levels revealed a vulnerability discovered only minutes from touchdown.

So what went wrong?
Just how close did Armstrong and Aldrin come to crashing on the Moon – not nearly as close as believed at the time but it was a near thing.

Unsung hero
Space professional Fabrizio Bernardini FBIS reflects on the lasting contribution of Howard Tindall Jr, to the success of Apollo.

What if JFK had lived?
Dwayne Day looks at President Kennedy’s record on Space and muses over the possibility that the Apollo programme may have been cancelled had JFK not been assassinated.

REGULARS

Behind the news
Bezos’ Blue Moon – Suits you sir!

Opinion

ISS Report
11 April – 8 May 2019

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

Satellite Digest
558 – April 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 08 – August 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 08 – August 2019

£6.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

The first Moonwalk
Concluding our detailed coverage of the Apollo 11 mission, we look at activities associated with planning and executing the first lunar surface EVA, in which the initial set of experiments was laid out by Armstrong and Aldrin.

A very British contribution
BIS Fellow Keith Wright gives a first-hand account of his days working on the Apollo programme, where he helped to get the experiment packages ready and made his own unique contribution to the Apollo 11 mission by sending a Union Jack to the Moon!

Faltering decisions
Why did the Russians take so long to start their Moon programme? Editor David Baker reflects on his own discussions with senior Soviet decision-makers 15 years after Apollo 11.

Unsung hero
Space professional Fabrizio Bernardini FBIS reflects on the lasting contribution of Howard Tindall Jr, to the success of Apollo.

Marking time for cosmonauts
Philip Corneille continues his coverage of watches flown by astronauts and cosmonauts with a description of the FORTIS chronograph, the first of its kind to fly in space.

REGULARS

Behind the news
Slow, slow, quick-quick, slow

Opinion

ISS Report
9 May – 8 June 2019

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

Satellite Digest
559 – May 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £6.25

Loading Updating cart...
SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 09 – September 2019

SpaceFlight Vol 61 No 09 – September 2019

£5.25

The BIS Online Shop » Publications » Spaceflight » Spaceflight 2019 »

Memories of Apollo
A UK engineer joined the Apollo programme after being hired by Lockheed. Here, Tony Errington recounts his experiences and the day he saved Apollo 16 from a premature return to Earth.

Webb’s Giant
Nobody believed him at first – only the CIA knew he was telling the truth. NASA Administrator James Webb spoke of a giant Russian superbooster that epitomised their race to the Moon. Only years later did the story come out.

A long and winding road
John Sealander recalls the day he stood on the site where Apollo 10 left Earth for the Moon and shares his thoughts as he went back to see the flight of Falcon Heavy from an adjacent launch pad fifty years later.

Above and Beyond
Stephen Ashworth takes us to the stars as he recounts proceedings at the Interstellar Studies Workshop during late June.

REGULARS

Behind the news
Time to get moving – From Prague to the Cornish Riviera – Into the wild

Opinion

ISS Report
9 June – 8 July 2019

Correspondence

Obituary
John Healey (1922-2019), Jerrie Cobb (1931-2019)

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

Satellite Digest
560 – June 2019

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

Product Options
Quantity

Price: £5.25

Loading Updating cart...