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    Commercial space development spurs trend for public-private collaboration

    On 31 October 2016 a rather large asteroid will fly close to Earth. The asteroid, with the catchy designation ‘164121’ is large enough to destroy a country the size of France. 164121 was discovered in 2003 by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS). Located in Arizona, the CSS has been the most successful asteroid hunting programme. The knowledge gained from CSS has vastly increased our database of known asteroids.

    August 2016
  • ULA Atlas-V rocket moments after lift off on 22 March 2016. It launched the OrbitalATK Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Astronautics

    National legislation provides incentives for private business

    With a growing trend towards privatisation and commercialisation of space activities, governments around the world have deemed the adoption of national space legislation the most suitable way to regulate and control private space initiatives in order to ensure compliance with international space law principles.

    August 2016
  • Soyuz T-4 docked to the Salyut 6 space station in 1981 Space Lounge

    Fireflies and saucers

    Leon Rosenblum received an MS degree from the State Marine Technical University of St Petersburg in 1990. Since 1992 he has lived in Israel. Engaged in the study of the history of human spaceflight, the biographies of the participants of the spaceflights, and space insignias. He is the author of over 400 articles on the history and present day of space, published in Israel, Russia, Ukraine, the UK and other countries.

    August 2016