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NOK-200204 Cosmonautics News N4 2002 magazine
Truth On Gagarin's Return
For the first time, detailed account is given for a crucial part of the first orbital flight of Yun Gagarin - the deorbit burn and descent capsule separation Vostok designers reinvesti-gated the logic of Gramt-5V onboard timer and traced its work second after second. Due to failure of a valve within TDU-1 braking engine, fuel was exhausted 0.5-1.0 seconds earlier than it was scheduled. Uncontrollable rotation of spacecraft and the 10 minutes delay in separation were results of this initial failure.
10 Years Of Rosaviakosmos
Ecology And Space Scholarships Awarded
Prince Of Spain At Khrunichev
A Pre-Jubilee News Conference
Ten years after its establishment, 106 enterpnzes in rocket and space field, as well as 326 aviation firms are now under jurisdiction of Rosaviakosmos The agency declares readiness to take leadership in the ISS program in the future but takes up to 55% of tounst spaceflight pnce to finance the Russian segment of the station right now.
Celebration At Rosaviakosmos
ISS Main Expedition Four Mission Chronicle: February 2002
U S EVA was a success and cleared the way for SO truss mounting dunng the Apnl STS-110 flight. Two senous computer failures occurred onboard ISS in February TVM went wrong on February 4 and MDM failed on February 27.
Third EVA Imminent
Bursch and Walz Go Outside
American Suits Proved To Be Dangerous
MDM Software Malfunction
Thinking Aloud: Reaction On CRV Termination
New Russian Projects
RKK Energiya and the Astrospace Center of FIAN propose a free-flying astronomy platform SLK-Submillimetron to be serviced at ISS.
Space Cycler From Buzz Aldrin
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
On Cosmonauts And Astronauts In recent months, Vladimir Karashtin left the cosmonaut team of IMBP and Yun Shargin made his latest transition from Russian Air Force to Space Forces. At the U.S. side, Paul Richards who was a member ofISS-7 backup crew left NASA abruptly.
Insurance To Space Tourist
Russian insurance company Megaruss-D insured Mark Shuttleworth against accidents leading to death or disablement.
ISS-3 Crew Met At Star City
A Step Towards Worldwide Aerospace Education
An interview with cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin after his visit to India.
ISS-9 Crews Formed
Gennadiy Padalka, Oleg Kononenko and Michael Fincke were approved as the 9th main crew of the International Space Station.
STS-115 and STS-116 Crews Named
State Awards For Cosmonauts
In 40 years, Russian cosmonauts hononng system changed many times but it still remains uneffiaent and controversial.
Cosmonauts Fly Above Tennis Court
Second Qualification Flight Of H-2A: Again Problems
HESSI Entered Solar Watch
Long-Awaited Replenishment In The Iridium Constellation
EchoStar VII In Orbit
Another version of Atlas 3 featuring Russian RD-180 engine was flight tested successfully.
Intelsat 904 In Flight
First Russian Launch Of 2002. Kosmos 2387 In Flight
Launch of Kosmos-2387 As Seen From Plesetsk
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
Wings Of Demonstrator
Space And Missile Curious
On the January 4 test flight of Chinese warhead.
Space Launch Initiative: Round Two
New Space Systems For New Century In 2002, Russian military space funding will double the level of 2001 and, according to military acquisitions chief Aleksey Moskovskiy, the share of space systems within the State Defense Order will be 12% In 2002, the military are paying four launch vehicles and eight spacecraft.
Baykonur Prepares To Launch Soyuz-2
Current plan is that Baykonur will see first Soyuz-2 launch from PU-2 (Site 31) in the end of 2003 The vehicle will be prepared and tested at Site 112 while its upper stage Fregat-SB will be serviced at Site 31.
Jason-1 Is Ready For Work
E01: New Stage
New Contract For Kosmos-3M
On February 22 PO Polyot announced new launch contract with the space agency of the Republic of Korea for piggyback launch ofKaistsat-4 in 2003.
ESA Awarded Contract For Cryosat
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Earth Cousins Of Spaceships
Bons Yesin of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center provides review of spaceflight simulators now in use at Star City.
Voronezh Far And Near
Igor Afanasyev presents the KBKhA of Voronezh, unique rocket engines desing and production center.
NASA Budget: The Factor Of 'New Broom'
Larisa Grigoryevna Pozharskaya
Space Heroes Remember
History Soyuz: The Legendary Spaceship (Part 1)
Sergey Shamsutdinov reviews the 40 years history of Soyuz. Part 1 lists all the 7K-OK, 7K-T, 7K-TA and 7K-TM spacecraft built and flown with their production numbers and specific features.
72 pages, 90 photos