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NOK-200112 Cosmonautics News N12 2001 magazine
Novosti Kosmonavtiki #12 2001
Second Russian Visiting Crew
Russian space program returned to well-established practice of visiting crews to space stations, often flown to Salyut 6 and 7 as well as to Mir in the first years of her life. The newest term, taxi crew, already became obsolete.
Final Exams of EP-2 and MKS-4 Crews in Star City
Last Days at Baykonur
ISS Main Expedition Three
Mission Chronicle: October 2001
Our TsUP reporters Vladimir Istomin and Valeriy Lyndin report on each day of the third permanent crew, and on two EVAs and two dockings.
In Open Space
Again in Open Space
Soyuz TM-32 Redocking
Guests Are Coming
Soyuz TM-33 Docking
Joint Flight of MKS-3 and EP-2 Crews
Return of Visiting Crew
Cosmonauts. Astronauts. Crews
Mark Garneau Became CSA President
Astronaut Team of CSA
New Selection of Cosmonauts Expected in 2002
Six to nine Russian cosmonaut candidates are expected to be selected in the beginning of 2002. Four names are already known: Yun Loktionov and Svyatoslav Kotik are to be enrolled to the TsPK cosmonaut team while Anna Zavyalova and Oleg Artemyev would join the Energiya team. One or two candidates from Kazakhstan are expected to train with them too.
Konstantin Kozeyev: Pre-flight Conversation, or Cosmonautics with Human Face
Russian rookie cosmonaut came from the family of two rocket scientists: his father and mother worked for RKK Energiya too.
Mark Shuttleworth Hasn't Yet Signed His Contract
The U.S. Augments Constellation of Imaging
USA 161, probably a KH-11 family spysat, was launched on October 5. Vladimir Agapov reports the details.
Ukraine and Brazil: Together to Space
Raduga-1: Military Comsat System Replenished
Autumn - It's Time for NRO Secret Satellites Launches
On October 11, Atlas 2AS launched USA 162, most probably the third SDS-3 data relay bird.
Quick Bird: Second Try. All O.K.
PSLV Delivered Three Satellites
Aleksey Kucheyko reports on first Indian prototype reconnai-sance satellite, TES.
Molniya 3-52 equiped by the Molmya-3K type main engine featured new sequence of post-launch maneuvers with multiple small steps.
Probes Mars Odyssey Reached Her Target
Kosmos 2377 Mission Completed
Spectrum-XG Must Be Launched
Some 1500 million Roubles are needed from Russian federal budget to complete, launch and operate Spectrum XG, unique X-Ray and gamma-ray observatory.
Space Affairs, Military Affairs
Konstantin Lantratov overviews recent reports on Russian military space developments.
Steadfast IMP-8 Finished Its Marathon
Tragedy of Tu-154: Who Revealed S-200 Launches?
Spy Heritage of NGST
Main mirror of NGST is to be built after an expenmental thin NRO mirror.
Efficiency of ERS-2 Preserved
Launch Vehicles. Rocket Engines
Test Firing of Voronezh Liquid Engines
RD-0146, newest Russian cryogenic engine, was test fired on October 9. Igor Afanasyev reports details of the 981 kN engine and the history of its development and prospects.
Ariane 5 Engine Tests
Atlas 5 Booster Tests
New Fuels Prepared
Companies. Agencies. Organizations
KBKhA is 60
Remembering Anatoliy Yakshin
Deputy Chief of Baykonur City Administration died on October 2.
Earth Problems of Space Routes
New trajectory for solar-synchronous Rockot launches from Plesetsk passed the environment protection review successfully. To achieve full safety against failures, Rockot control system was adapted so that prohibited zones were introduced where the vehicle engines cannot be shut down in emergency
SLC-37 Launch Complex Opened
Cost of newest Delta 4 launch complex at Cape Canaveral was two years to built - and two deads.
Space Science Japanese Experiments at the Russian Segment of ISS
Another BSat-2 for Japan
17th International Congress of the ASE
Despite U.S. safety measures after September 11, three American astronauts attended this year Association of Space Explorers conference in Almaty and Baykonur.
Chief Designer of Missile Shield
90 years ago. Academician Mikhail Yangel was born.
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Indium and Globalstar propose real-time aviation safety features.
Aleksandr Leonovich Kemurdzhian is 80!
Short story of the man who developed automated lunar rover, the Lunokhod.
Lost Link. 40 Years After First Flight of Saturn 1
Monument to Valentin Glushko Dedicated
Gold Medal Named After Academician V.F.Utkin Vasiliy
Academician Mishin, Russian space pioneer and successor to Sergey Korolyov, died on October 10.
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