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NOK-200207 Cosmonautics News N7 2002 magazine
ISS Main Expedition Four Mission Chronicle: May 2002
Persistence of TsUP and Yuri Onufn'yenko payed: after two weeks of efforts oxygen-producing Elektron unit onboard ISS was recovered, and threat of terminating piloted flight due to the lack of oxygen fell back.
Troubles With Guests...
Landing Of Soyuz TM-33
...But It's Sadly Without Them
Fights With Elektron
The BPS Experiment, Or Fresh Turnip For Dinner Table
'The Game Of Fifteen'
Reboost And Turn
Statistics Of The Russian Visiting Crew-3
Ascension Of Artemis
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
Space Gospel Of Mark
Lori Garver And Lance Bass Want To Be Space Tourists
News conference on May 31 looked like a nice PR action but prospects for Bass'flight this October are almost zero.
ISS-VC3 Crew Met At Star City
Classes Of Cosmonauts
What means 'Cosmonaut, 1st Class'? Igorizvekov explains how and why Russian cosmonauts receive their class degrees.
On Future ISS Crews
Russian crew/members for ISS expedition crews through ISS-15 are designated for three-member crews.
Biographies Of MKS-EP3 Crewmembers
Biographies OfSTS-110 Crewmembers
Ariane 4 Launched Fifth SPOT Bearing Two Picosats
Aqua Will Follow Earth's Climate
A Launch Spanning For Five Years: DirecTV-5 In Flight
The launch of Tempo-1 by Proton was once scheduled for 1996. Five years later, the same bird reached orbit as DirecTV-5.
China Launched Two Scientific Satellites
In Reverse But Correct Direction:
On The Launch Of Israeli Photoreconnaissance Satellite
Resolution of Ofeq 5 cameras is estimated as 50-60 centimeters from perigee. More Israeli satellites of electrooptical reconnaissance will be launched by 2011 within the current 12-year development program.
Supervised By The Speaker: Kosmos 2389 In Flight
Another Parus for naval navigation and communications was launched May 28 from Plesetsk, as Anatoliy Perminov of Russian Space Forces officially acknowledged. President of the Council of Federation Sergey Mironov witnessed the launch.
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
Status Of GSLV Program
India started the development ofGSLVMk3, a vehicle capable of launching 4400 to 6000 kg to geostationary transfer orbit. Meanwhile, Indian upper stage CUSP should be tested aboard the third GSLV Mk1 in 2003.
Lessons Of NASP Against The Background Of Kholod
Why don't aerospace planes fly today? Igor Afanasyev reviews the development history of the Russian Reusable Aerospace Plane MVKS in 1986-1992 and follow-on flight experiments with the hypersonic testbed Kholod in cooperation with France and United States. Currently, TsIAM develops modular hypersonic ramjet engine being a 1:6 model of a 'real' aerospace plane engine, and a new testbed Igla.
New European Liquid Rocket Engines
There Is Water On Mars: It's Proved!
NK presents interview with Dr Igor Mitrofanov and the most detailed account on the discovery of water ice at the soil of Mars made by the Russian experiment HEND onboard 2001 Mars Odyssey.
A Failure Onboard Nozomi
Accident At Baykonur
New Science Missions Of ESA
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Russian Insurance Center: 10 Years Of Work
Russian Insurance Center cooperates with several Russian departments of defense industry including Risaviakosmos, and the most well-known aerospace companies.
Museum Of Missile And Space Technology At Nil Khimmash
Novostroyka, recently renamed as Peresvet, is a place where almost all Russian rocket engines and stages were test fired, and environmental testing of spacecraft was held. Now Rosaviakosmos and the Government of Moscow Region plan to convert some of now unused test buildings at Nil Khimmash to establish a state-owned museum of rocket and space technology.
The Mouse Crew
40 Years Of Vladimir Planetarium
Soyuz: The Legendary Spaceship (Part 4)
In the near future for the Souyz family we'll see Soyuz TMA to be launched for the first time this October, and Soyuz TMS to replace it in 2006-2007. Due to insufficient funding, projects for more advanced versions (Soyuz TMM and Progress MM) are shelved.
At The Highlands: 30 Years Since Apollo 16
First Test Fire
First test fire of the core stage of Energiya launch vehicle was scheduled to February 22, 1986. Four engines ignited but the test was aborted in 4.2 seconds due to failure of engine #1 booster turbopump. A highly dangerous situation developed that required brave and clever actions from the launch crew.
Heroes Of Space Remember
Pavel Romanovich Popovich
Commander of the first military space mission Salyut-3/Soyuz-14 recalls unknown details of his Vostok and Almaz flights. In strong wind he made risky parachute landing after catapulting from Vostok-4, and air leak in the docking unit after the docking of Soyuz-14 almost resulted in termination of mission and emergency landing.
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