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NOK-200111 Cosmonautics News N11 2001 magazine
ISS Main Expedition Three
Mission Chronicle: September 2001
New Russian Element of ISS Launched
On September 17, Progress M-S01 delivered Docking Compartment 1 to the station. The DC1 will serve as a new Soyuz port and an airlock for Russian EVAs. Konstantin Lantratov writes on the history of Russian docking compartments first proposed for Mir-2 then incorporated into Mir design and now docked to ISS.
Third Room for ISS
Orlan M for ISS
Mariya Pobedinskaya details the newest version of NPP Zvezda's space suit, the ISS Orlan-M. It features larger cuirass with fixtures for USK safer belt and improved ventilation and communications gear. The new space suit can support 9 hours of EVA.
ISS Expedition 2 Statistics
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
U.S. Astronauts Leave in English Style
In 2000 and 2001, at least eight NASA astronauts left the corps without any formal announcement.
NASA Astronaut Office
Naoko Sumino Qualified As Astronaut
On Cosmonaut Training
Of 42 Russian cosmonauts, 31 were on group or mission training in September. Sergey Shamsutdinov reports the latest news from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
Plasma Crystal at ISS
This pioneer experiment designed in the Institute of Thermal Physics of Extremal States promises to find new phenomena in so called dust plasma. More than 30 reports on the May 2001 PK-3 experiment were made at the recent symposium in Garching.
Results of Mir-based Ionosphere Research
SMART-2: An European Experimental Probe
USA 160: Questions Remain
Unsuccessful Launch of Taurus
Eutelsat Started to Build Atlantic Gate to America
Kodiak Star Rised
Hello, Comet Borrelli! Good Bye, Deep Space I!
Jupiter, I'm Still Alive!
Second International Conference of Satellite
Communications and Broadcast in Russian Federation
By 2005, Russia will launch seven Express A and Express AM satellites adding 176 transponders to 75 in use now. This $800 million program will be repaid in 7 years.
Federal Special Program 'Global Navigation System'
Russian Government approved launches of 38 Glonass, Glonass-H and Glonass-K spacecraft by 2011 and earmarked 23.6 Billion Roubles to build and launch them and to speed up Glonass use in the country. This is the only space project in Russia having its own Federal Program. New Military Satellites of the U.S.
Project Kompas nears launch! This experimental satellite built by the Makeyev Rocket Center and IZMIRAN will piggy-back Meteor 3M. Yet the launch date is uncertain because the U.S. SAGE-3 instrument still is not onboard Meteor-3M.
PanAmSat - Sea Launch Agreement
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
U.S. Military Don't Want NASA Spaceplanes
Three Days at Woomera
Christmas Island: Launch Nears
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Aleksandr Medvedev Presents Khrunichev Center
On September 11, journalists were invited for the first time to talk to Aleksandr Medvedev, new Director General of the Khrunichev Space Center. In his opinion, the Angara family together with Soyuz will satisfy all the needs of Russia in spacelift in foreseeable future.
Changes at Sea Launch
Design Bureau for Transportation and Chemical Machine Building
Since 1965, KBTKhM serves as the main supplier of fuel loading systems for missiles and launch vehicles with hypergolic fuels, as well as high pressure gases loading and neutralization of toxic substances.
Russia and Japan Share the Same Problem
Cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin recalls his trip to Japan and meetings with Japanese children, NASDA officials and astronauts.
Does Rocket Technology Affect Health of Altayans?
Special Commission of the Soviet of Federation visited the Republic of Altay to get first-hand evidence on effects from rocket launches. Experts believe that of all cases of cancer in population, 77% result from chemicals carried by winds from nearby regions and 20% have their roots in nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk. As of Proton launches, modernized vehicles in test stage now allow to sharply decrease UDMH spilling.
Memorial for German Titov at Krasnoznamensk
Feat of GIRD
In September 1931, Fridrikh Tsander and Sergey Korolyov established the Group for Exploration of Rocket Propulsion with the first order task - building of a simple rocket plane RP-1.
Heroes of Space Remember
Interview with Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR Vladimir Aksyonov on his space career opens the new rubric in our magazine.
Vitally Petrovich Radovskiy
Vitally Radovskiy, former Chief Designer and Director General of NPO Energomash, died on September 13. He contibuted into development of many Energomash engines, especially RD-170 and RD-171.
Charles Edward Jones
Biographies of STS-105 Crewmembers
74 pages, 100 photos