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NOK-200302 Cosmonautics News N2 2003 magazine
CONTENTS: 2 Piloted Flights
STS-113: Start Of The Sixth Main Expedition (Part 2)
MEPSI In Flight
Landing At Fourth Attempt ISS Main Expedition Six Mission Chronicle: December 2002
Kenneth Bowersox, Nikolay Budarin and Donald Pettit started
their orbital watch on December 2 with the departure of
Endeavour. Apart from ISS systems support and biomedical
research, they mainly take pictures of Earth: just a few materiel
science experiments is available these days onboard.
How Budarin Badly Missed Russian Language
EVA Preparations Started
Nazarbayev Visited TsUP
MCC Orders Barbeque Mode From TsUP
Happy New Year!
STS-113 Statistics ISS-5 Statistics Russian VC-4 Statistics New ESA Director General Elected Shen Zhou 4: The Last Rehearsal?
From a ballistics standpoint, the fourth successful mission of Chinese unpiloted spacecraft repeated exactly the third one. With evident success of two latest missions will the fifth flight be manned? The Tokyo Summit On ISS Chiefs of partner space agencies agreed in principle to have six astronauts onboard ISS with two Soyuz ships for rescue but couldn't settle financial issues.
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
New Selection Of Cosmonauts Expected In 2003
In February or March Russian Interagency Commission is expected to approve up to ten candidates to begin general space training in March 2003. Sergey Shamsutdinov has the details.
Kazakhstan Established Cosmonaut Team
Four citizens of Kazakhstan, three pilots and a businessmen, are selected to compose the first cosmonaut team of this country, and two of them will start general space training in TsPK soon. Yuri Baturin reports on the team history and the selection process.
STS-118, STS-119, STS-120 And MKS-10D Crews Announced Barbara Morgan received her flight assignment at last.
Visiting Crews 5 And 6 Formed
Final TORS Launched
Third TDRS of the second generation was more lucky than the second one: TDRS-J reached its orbital slot in days, not months.
Failure Of The Newest Ariane
Hot Bird 7 and STENTOR were tost in the first launch of Ariane 5 ESC-A. With final Ariane 4 to be launched in 2003, Europe and Arianespace found themselves in quite a difficult position.
Adeos II & Co. In Polar Orbit
NASA Selects Delta 2
New Skies Received Sixth Bird
Third Commercial Launch Of Dnepr
New Eye In Space: Kosmos 2393 Launched Glonass: The System Begins To Grow New Technologies In Space Navigation Of XXI Century First Commercial Proton-M Launched
Second Siberian Aerospace Salon
Siberian Aerospace Salon, or SAKS is now a tradition and it will be regularly held in Krasnoyarsk and Zheleznogorsk to showcase development of aviation and space technologies, onboard and ground equipment.
Stardust At Annefrank: General Rehearsal Contour Hasn't Answered And NEAR Was Silent Too
The History Of Oko
For the first time, Konstantin Vlasko-Vlasov told the history of Oko satellites for the Soviet Missile Warning System.
GPS IIF: Production Started
Radarsat 1: Mapping Restored
New Camera For Helios II
First Map Of Earth Gravity Field Variations
Positioning H-IIA At The Launch Services Market NASA Tests Future Flight Vehicle Concepts Tests Completed For Atlas 5 Boosters
Baykonur: Results Of 2002 And Prospects
Uragan To Forecast Hurricanes And Other Disasters
The Uragan experiment Russian cosmonauts run onboard ISS is intended to establish requirements of combined Earth- and space-based system of disaster prevention.
'Round Table' On Problems Of Russian Cosmonautics
A discussion was held on December 10 which depicted, in open and honest way, the current state of Russian space activities and funding. Igor Marinin reports figures and opinions that chiefs of space companies and Rosaviakosmos made public at the forum.
Aleksandr Medvedev On The Khrunichev Condition
One billion Roubles was made available for Angara launch complex and test facilities at Plesetsk, and Aleksandr Medvedev of GKNPTs is sure that the first test launch of Angara 1 will occur in 2003.
For the first time in five years Russian civilian space budget for 2003 is at the same level than it was in 2002 in current Roubles, and it is even smaller in hard currency or in fixed prices. Four billion Roubles for ISS was a good news, but only two billion remained for all other civilian space projects.
The Last Mission
Thirty years ago, Apollo 17 made the last manned trip to the Moon.
STS-113 Crewmember Biographies