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NOK-200203 Cosmonautics News N3 2002 magazine
Novosti Kosmonavtiki 3 2002
ISS Main Expedition Four Mission Chronicle: January 2002
Year 2002 began quietly onboard ISS. No visiting crews, no Progresses, no Shuttles. Only two EVAs were conducted from the Russian Pirs airlock.
Amateur Radio For ISS
Rookie Joins Commander
Statistics of STS-108
Rocket Brake For X-38
ISS Increment Four Science Program
New Face Of The Russian Segment
Would ISS Survive?
Joint position of European, Canadian, Japanese and Russian officials is that ISS with three person crew forever is not acceptable. The U.S. should do something about it, unless the program may collapse. Meanwhile, Energiya lacks budget funding for 2002 and cannot loan money without clear picture of the future of ISS.
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
On Training Of Cosmonauts
Sergey Shamsutdinov presents his traditional overview of cosmonaut assignments as of January 2002.
Interview With Mark Shuttleworth
Onboard ISS, the South African passenger will participate in six science experiments and for two, he'll be prime. One's name is Genotype and it is Russian; and another investigation on cells is what Mark brings onboard himself.
Astronauts Started Kibo Training
900 Orbital Trips
If measured in person-flights, the December Endeavour mission carried the 900th cosmonaut in more than 40 years of piloted flights.
Israeli Backup Astronaut Quits
Our Israeli correspondent Lean Rosenblum reports that Alternate PS Itzhak Mayo had never started his mission training.
Who Is Eligible For An ISS Mission
NASA, Rosaviakosmos and other partners agreed on requirements for flights of professional and contract astronauts to ISS.
The First Result Of SRTM: Digital Map Of The U.S.
Insat 3C Launched
One More Milstar 2 At GEO
Intelsat Chose Russian Rockets
27 Space Science Will Weather Forecast Be More Accurate? Spacecraft
Russian Plan Of Launches For 2002 In 2002, Russia plans 32 space launches within the Federal Space Program and on international and commercial bases, and 13 of them will be Protons.
Another Proton-M Contract Due
Intelsat 1001 is expected to be launched on Proton-M in 2003.
Russian Orbital Constellation
As of January 31, Russian space constellation included 95 spacecraft, 41 of them being civilian, 40 - military, and 14 -the so-called double-purpose ones. Listed are 55 civilian and double-purpose spacecraft.
The Tuskeege University Microsatellite
Military Space Acquisitions For 2002
On January 29 Col.-Gen. Aleksey Moskovskiy announced military space acquisitions plans for 2002 and 2003. Eight spacecraft and four launch vehicles are to be paid in 2002, and in 2003 their number will be 11 and 8 respectively.
Israel To Build Two Birds For Hong Kong
Plans Are Enormous
In planning documents ofJPL, launches of deep space probes up to year 2015 are set.
Before And After Odyssey-3
Mars Odyssey status and the year 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are topics of this part.
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
New U.S. Engine: A Step Forward Or A Repeat?
Space Launches And The Comsat Market
New Consortium Established
Angara Boosters: A Mid-Air Rescue?
Khrunichev studies a possibility of Mi-26 helicopter-based system of mid-air recovery for Angara boosters.
RS-68 Certification Finished
Ariane 5 Struggles
Russia Leased Daryal Radar In Azerbaijan
Prospects of Russian-Ukrainian Cooperation
U.S. NMD Agency Started
Theoria Cum Praxis
The U.S.-German science mission Grace has clear military applications.
Mayor Is Optimistic
Igor Marinin talked to Gennadiy Dmitriyenko, Mayor of Baykonur City, on the prospects of the city and cosmodrome.
Plesetsk To Grow
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered urgent preparation of Plesetsk development program. Universal launch complex for different Angara versions will be built and one of Soyuz pads upgraded for the Soyuz-2 vehicle. Also, test positions for a number of military satellites will be set up.
Aurora Launch Agreement Signed
Ukraine and Brazil Signed Space Memoranda
Powerful Hybrid Engine Tested
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Vladimir Putin Toured Khrunichev Space Center
O'Keefe Picks Up Team
TsNII RTK: Pages In History
Ariane Engines Production Facility
New Launch Position At Vandenberg
Jubilee Kosmos Competition
The XXVI Cosmonautsics Symposium
Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov: Born 95 Years Ago
'People Peered Into The Blue Dark Sky And Dreamed'
Oleg Genrikhovich Ivanovskiy Is 80
First Sacrifice. 35 Years Since Tragic Loss Of Apollo 1 Crew
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