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NOK-200109 Cosmonautics News N9 2001 magazine
Contents Our Jubilee
On August 11,1991, first six-page issue of Novosti Kosmonavtiki was printed in Moscow. Vision of Vladimir Semenov, hard work of Igor Marinin and all the staff members, and strong financial backing from Boris Renski resulted in this unique Russian space publication.
The Long Road to a Space Magazine
Due to secrecy and bureaucratic obstacles, all attempts to establish a Russian state-owned popular spaceftight magazine failed. Yuri Biryukov remembers initiatives put forward in 1930s, 1950s and even in 1980s.
International Space Station
ISS Main Expedition Two
Mission Chronicle: July 2001
Atlantis Delivered Airlock
TsUP-MKS: News Conference
ISS Phase 2 Completed
The Gate for ISS
What Will You Look Like, ISS?
Sea Launch and ISS Maintenance
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
ISS Taxi 2 Crews Named
On June 28, the Russian Interagency Commission approved primary and backup crews for the October Soyuz replacement mission. Viktor Afanasyev, Claudie Andre-Deshays and Konstantin Kozeyev are the members of the first crew, Sergey Zalyotin and Nadezhda Kuzhel'naya make up the second one.
Second space tourist started training in TsPK
STS-111 Crew Announced
200 Steps To Abyss
As of July 31, 2001, in 218 cases cosmonauts and astronauts worked in vacuum in space suits. Of these, 202 events are considered as 'official' extravehicular activities.
Artemis Saves Reputation of Ariane
New Molniya of Krasnoyarsk
First modernized Molniya-3K comsat was launched July 20. These spacecrafts with expected lifetime of 5+years are considered as gapfillers until more capable satellites are developed.
Another GOES Launched
Koronas-F: First Russian Science Spacecraft in Six Years Scientists hope this satellited built by Ukrainian and Russian companies will study Sun for several years.
Science Conference of Young Space Researchers
On July 19-21, the conference sponsored by cosmonaut Valeriy Kubasov was held in the city of Vyazniki, Vladimir Region.
Tourist Rocket Prototype Flew for the First Time
Tour for Contour
New Enigma of Jupiter
Let's Swim on Callisto?
Ruslans for Intersputnik
On June 22, Intersputnik awarded NPO Mash a contract to build and launch two light comsats Ruslan-MM. First launch would be made within 30 months using Strela launch vehicle.
Alenia Spazio at the Paris Salon
Ofeq 5 Nears Launch
Rohini Mission Completed
Plans of Ukraine on Small Satellites
NIMA to Order Images from EROS A1
Amos 2 in Production
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
Aerospike Tests as Part of the Space Launch Initiative
RD-191 Tests Began
NPO Energomash made the first successful test of RD-191, the first stage engine for launch vehicles of the Angara family.
Cryogenic Surya - A Myth or a Cause for Considering?
X-40A Flight Tests Completed
ROCSAT-2 to Be Launched by Taurus
On the Korean Missile Program
Semyorka from Kourou - Again?
Sea Launch and Boeing Exhibited Together
Launch Site on the Wheels
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
KBOM Is 60
Tsygan, Dezik and Project VR-190
To Moon Rocks (30 Years Since Apollo 15, Part 1)
Yuri Viktorovich Prikhod'ko
Vladimir Nikolayevich Galkovskiy
The last member of both GIRD and the Tikhonravov Group, one of the key designers of Katyusha multi-rail rocket launcher and an active participant in the Sputnik pre-project studies died on July 3,2001.
74 pages, 120 photos