Issue #2(2) 2014 Lounge

Flying saucers return

Spectacular catch – NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is retrieved from the Pacific after a near-space test flight. The LDSD project is evaluating landing technologies for future Mars missions

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Third quarter phenomenon - the psychology of time in space


The inadequacies and dangers of modern rocket technology


Global robotic network for monitoring near-Earth and outer space

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Asgardia’s calendar and its role in space industrialisation strategy


Expectations in a connected world

Taking inspiration from the UK’s only successful orbital launcher, the iconic Black Arrow of 1971, Skyrora’s launcher propellant is a combination of kerosene and distilled hydrogen peroxide. Astronautics

Skyrora – building on British space heritage