December 2014 Space Lounge

Gods and space

Getting a helping hand – An Orthodox priest performs a blessing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan, ahead of the Soyuz launch that carried Expedition 41 to the International Space Station in September 2014

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Ka-band satellite communication and lowering the price of VSATs

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The hypersonic grail: advances at DARPA, AFRL and beyond

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Space debris conundrum for international law makers

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Multi-dome lunar base being constructed, based on the 3D printing concept. Once assembled, the inflated domes are covered with a layer of 3D-printed lunar regolith by robots to help protect the occupants against space radiation and micrometeoroids. Space Environment

Surviving radiation for space colonisation

An artistic interpretation of orbital tracks for satellites in a mega constellation by artist Zoe Squires (see p108). Special Reports

Mega-challenges for mega-constellations

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Urgent action needed to keep satellites safe in orbit