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NOK-200208 Cosmonautics News N8 2002 magazine
ISS Main Expedition Four Mission Chronicle: June 2002
Fifth Main Expedition Blasted Off
Cargo Of Endeavour
Endeavour Relieves Crew Of ISS
STS-111 Crew Patch
The Crew Return Vehicle project was to be terminated by now. But it is still alive...
ISS Main Expedition Five Mission Chronicle: June 2002
Progress Ml-8 Undocking And Deorbiting
Progress M-46 Approaches Station
Docking Of Progress M-46
The Best Way To Augment ISS Crew
RKK Energiya redesigned the Enterprise Module for ISS. If agreed with NASA and other partners. Enterprise will be launched by Shuttle to house three more crewmembers.
European Solution For American Problems
ESA blocked 2/3 of its planned funding for ISS development for 2002-2006.
The Paris Summit On ISS
The only result of the talks is the decision to defer final decision to the end of 2002.
Joint Tests Of The Japanese Segment Finished
Red Flag With Golden Stars: From Low Orbit To The Surface Of Moon
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
On Training Of Cosmonauts
Of 40 Russian cosmonaunts, two are in flight and 29 are in training for ISS main expeditions and visiting missions. Sergey Shamsutdinov has the details.
Claudie Haignere Became Minister
Big Crew, Big Problems
When ISS will host seven crewmembers, it will be impossible to train and launch the crew as a whole. Also, backup crewmembers will not be selected as a rule.
Mark Shuttleworth and Yun Gidzenko made a triumphant visit to Mark's homeland in April and May. Yun Batunn reviews the South African press.
Fifth In The Nineth Series
Intelsat 905 was successfully orbited by Anane 44L
Express A In Orbit
In August, Russian communications operator GPKS will start operations of Express A4, a replacement for Express Al lost in October 1999.
The Seventh 702th, Or Eighth Start Of Sea Launch
Galaxy 3C launched on June 15 is the first BSS-702 to use old and reliable solar panel from the 601 series. Original solar panels of BSS-702 with solar concentrators proved to be unreliable as exhaust of aboard thrusters ruined their efficiency.
Two More Iridiums In Orbit
On June 20, converted Rockot launch vehicle orbited two Indiums to be used in the U.S. communications system of mainly military nature. NOAA-17 In Orbit
Another U S. polar weather satellite was launched.
Enigmatic Voyage Of Kosmos 2387
Kosmos 2387, the latest Kobalt reconnaisance satellite, displayed somewhat unusual orbital behavior.
USA-160: Situation Becomes More Clear
With a high degree of certainty one may state that two satellites launched last October are part of the Space-Based Wide Area Surveillance System - Consolidated Program.
Before And After Odyssey-4
Mars Premier and NetLander projects are descnbed in this part of the series.
Military Contract Of Boeing
Mysterious Fate Of DARPASAT
According to Ball Aerospace, its experimental satellite DARPASAT decayed in May. But it was not possible to 'fall' in several months from the orbit known for the satellite...
Budget Maneuvers At High And Low Levels
Things look like both SBIRS High and SBIRS Low projects will be implemented to provide missile warning to the U.S.
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
The story of Titan heavy launch vehicles will end in 2005 when the last Titan 4 will blast-off from Vandenberg.
Japan Continues Research On Heavy Launch Vehicles
Engines For The Second Generation Of Vehicles
Between Vega And Tsyklon
Dismal Prospects For Christmas Launch Site
Green Light For Semyorka At Kourou
Two projects of R7-based vehicles, Soyuz/ST and Aurora, found themselves in a PR war in June. While ESA approved Soyuz/ST for Kourou, it is not clear who will invest in this project.
Yet What Happened At Baykonur?
Deviations from construction project, bad weather and excess load resulted in destruction of the MIK-112 roof at Baykonur. Experts agreed that tow bays 1 and 2 may be restored by autumn to serve Soyuz-U, Soyuz-2 and Starsem programs. This October, Mars Express tests will begin at Baykonur.
Ukrainian Space Exhibited In Moscow
U.S. specialists in aerospace medicine visited Russia in May and June.
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
Korolyov College For Space Technology
After The Toulouse Explosion
ILS Business And Plans
Space Biology And Medicine
XII Conference On Space Biology And Aerospace Medicine
At The Highlands: 30 Years Since Apollo 16 (Part 2)
Biographies Of STS-111 And MKS-5 Crewmembers
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