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NOK-200107 Cosmonautics News N7 2001 magazine
International Space Station
ISS Main Expedition Two
Chronicle of Joint Mission
Soyuz TM-31 Landing
Second Increment Continues
Progress Ml-6 Arrived to Station
First Russian visiting crew landed successfully after spending five days onboard ISS. Despite NASA worries, Dennis Tito made no visible harm to station operations. Yet he made harm to his head cutting it in the Soyuz crew compartment, and experienced heart problems after undocking.
Progress Ml-6 Launched. New Launch Vehicle Worked Perfectly
On May 21, first Soyuz-FG launch vehicle was successfully flight tested. Soyuz-FG features new core stage and strap-on engines 14D21 and 14D22 - modifications of standard RD-108 and RD-107 with new fuel injectors. Soyuz-FG pay-load capacity is 250-300 kilograms larger than of standard Soyuz-U.
Yet Boeing and Khrunichev Will Build Commercial Module
It is still unclear which commercial space module, Enterprise or FGB-2, is to join the Russian segment of ISS.
NASA Hopes for Italians and Japanese
China May Participate in the ISS Program
Japan Designed Space Furnace
ISS to Help Reveal the Secret of Universe's Birth
ESA Astronauts Will Fly on Russian Ships
Medical Support for ISS Operations
Hormone to Help Mitigate Bone Loss in Space?
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
ISS Taxi Crew 1 Greeted in Star City
Talgat Musabayev and Yuri Baturin Interviewed
Sergey Shamsutdinov talked to Russian crewmembers of the first Soyuz taxi crew.
400 Humans Flew into Space in 40 Years
Seventh Start of Sea Launch
'Dime' in Orbit: The Launch of PAS-10
GeoLITE: Development of Space Technologies for Reconnasiance
First Space Forces-Launched Spacecraft in Orbit
Another reconnaisance satellite, possibly a Yantar-4K2, joined the Russian space constellation.
The Launch of Kosmos-2377: Viewed from Cosmodrome After the launch, Pad 43/4 in Plesetsk was closed for modernization. From 2002, it will be the site for Soyuz-2 flight tests.
Galileo: 138 Kilometers Above Callisto
Cassini at the Same Time
At Comet, Over Open Sights, Fire!
Before and After Odyssey
News of Pioneer Death Appeared Exaggerated, As Usual
Boeing, NRO and Reconnaisance Satellites of the Future
Galileo Navigation System Funding Started
A Student Microsatellite Project
The Bauman Technical University presented in May a 50-70 kg three axis stabilized microsatellite equiped by digital earth resource camera from TJJs ScanEks. Piggy-back launch is expected at a conversion launch vehicle to a 650 km Sun-synchronous orbit.
Two Military Satellites Deorbited
Joint ESA-China Project
Russian Hyperspectral Prospects
At the international conference 'Space Without Weapons' held in Moscow, hyperspectral instruments Yukon-V and Astrogon were presented. Monitor-E and Kondor-E satellites are viewed as platforms for the instruments.
Orbital Sciences to Build Satellites for Taiwan
Incident with Solar Sail
Tough Time for Mobile Satellite Communications
South Korean Space Program
KapYar is 55
Prospects of Russian Launch Complexes
Gennadiy Biryukov, Chief Designer of KBTM, recounts current status of launch complexes developed by the company. Talks with Boeing and Sea Launch on commercial Zenit launches from Baykonur, launch complexes for Rockot and Angara are also reviewed.
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines Europe is Keen of Demonstators Too
Launch Complex for Aurora
At least two test flights of the Aurora vehicle are scheduled from modernized UKSS launch complex in Baykonur.
Modified RSRM Tested
Hydrogen Leak Location System
Plans of Ukrainian Rocket Designers
Swedes and Americans to Made New Engine
Contracts to Replace Shuttle
DPO Parameters Explained
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
R.&K. Dealers Forum at Baykonur
Children from Nalchik in Space Development
Space Forces of Russian Began Their Service
Mysterious lines and squares in desert in the vicinity of Baykonur filmed by Landsats resembled famous Nasca features. For the first time, NK tells the story of the Target Complex 135MK built at Site 301 for testing satellite cameras.
Biographies of STS-100 crewmembers
First Minister of Space
In memoriam: Patricia Robertson
74 pages, 100 photos
1. Preparing for start of the launcher 11A511U to Souz-U with the satellite Kosmos-2377
2. Guided-missile system Iscander
3. Launcher Kosmos-3M
5. RD-120 on the exhibition Aviadvigatel-96