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NOK-200205 Cosmonautics News N5 2002 magazine
Columbia Pays Official Visit To Hubble
Special shuttle mission HST SM-3B was a tremendous success and made Hubble Space Telescope more capable.
ISS Main Expedition Four Mission Chronicle: March 2002
Unapproved Work And New Problems
Masters Of Space Manipulation
Reboost And Manipulations Again
Progress Ml-7 Leaves To Deploy Kolibri
Day Of Docking With Progress Ml-8
4th Expedition Stretched Out
All O.K. With The Arm
Progress Ml-8 Blasts Off
TsIP At Shchepkin Street
If a space launch fails, the Central Information Facility of Rosaviakosmos would become point of contact for actual and precise information for all agencies involved.
ISS Flight Control: Cooperation Or Rivalry?
Problems in ISS planning and operations as seen by Russian planners are presented in this article. During Shuttle visits, the four days schedule needs updates every day, and the Mission Control Center in Houston sometimes tries to direct crew activities beyond the agreed timeline. Also, condensate water dumps from Destiny lead to water deficit within the Russian segment, and these dumps may have contributed to the 0-ring failure in a docking unit last year.
Third Test Flight Of Shen Zhou
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
ISS-VC4 and ISS-9 Crews Formed Russian Interagency Commission approved Sergey Zalyotin and Frank De Winne as prime crew for the 4th Russian visiting expedition and confirmed Gennadiy Padalka and Oleg Kononenko to the crew of ISS-9.
Space Tourism: Moscow And Suburbs
The Association of Museums of Cosmonautics plans to begin tours to space facilities such as Star City, TsUP and MZ Zvezda.
ISS-5 Crew Ready For Flight
Valeriy Korzun, Sergey Treshchev and Peggy Whitson and their backups finished their mission training in Russia and passed exams. Now they are bound for Houston to finish training on the U.S. segment.
Koronas-F: First Results
In images obtained by spectroheliograph RES-C onboard Koronas-F solar observatory, dynamic plasma structures were found with temperatures of 10 million Kelvin.
European Supersatellite In Orbit: Envisat 1 Launched
A remote descendant of the European Polar Platform of Space Station Freedom was launched well before other European components of the station.
TDRS-I In Orbit Just Not In The Intended One
Tom And Jerry Started Orbital Race
Rockot's commercial debut: the pair of gravity research satellites was successfully launched from Plesetsk.
First successful Russian microsatellite with both scientific and educational tasks paves way for a series of school-controled birds. Earth imaging, tether systems and space-based e-mail service are in plans.
Leader of DOT Performed At Baykonur
JCSat 2A and Astra 3A In Flight
Proton Lofts Intelsat 903
Proton resumed commercial launches with its first Intelsat.
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Awards Of Rosaviakosmos
Russian Aviation and Space Agency received from mint the first party of its departmental medals. Of six signs established by Yuri Koptev on January 31, three are named after Tsiolkovskiy, Korolyov and Gagarin. Three more will be awarded for space flight securing, assistance to space activities and the international cooperation in cosmonautics.
India And Brazil To Cooperate In Space
Joint Venture For IRDT Marketing
Space Forces Commander Received Standard
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
Two Families, Two Approaches
Atlas 5 and Delta 4 near their first flights but commercial prospects aren't too bright. Volga, A Methane Project
European and Russian engine companies to invest $20 million in three years on R&D aimed to a large thrust methane engine and full-scale Volga launch vehicle.
Steering Engine For Second Generation Vehicles
Ariane 5 Cryogenic Stages Tested
Russian Rocketplane For Jumps Into Space
At EMZ Myasishchev, full-scale mockup ofC-XXI, a reusable sub-orbital tourist spaceship, was unveiled. Sergey Kostenko, President of the Suborbital Corporation, said first flights expected in 2004-2005.
'We're Number One On Runway' On the 90th anniversary of Wernher von Braun
Soyuz: The Legendary Spaceship (Part 2)
In Part 2, Sergey Shamsutdinov recalls the development of 7K-T/7K-TS series and reviews the missions of 21 spacecraft of these types, as well as the history of Salyut-7 crews selection and training.
40 Years Of First Woman Cosmonaut Group
Zhanna Yorkina, Tatyana Kuznetsova and Valentina Ponoma-ryova answer questions of Aleksandr Glushko on their experience in the first woman cosmonaut group.
German Titov Memorial Room Opened
In the Main Center for Tests and Operations of Space Assets, memorial room of German Titov, the late second Russian cosmonaut and Deputy Commander of the Office of Space Assets Commander, was dedicated.
The XXIX Gagarin Symposium
72 pages, 80 photos