Community > Forum > The Spaceflight Cafe > Busiest time for space travel since the 60's.

Busiest time for space travel since the 60's.

Posted by: jasohill - Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:06 am
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 6 posts ] 
Busiest time for space travel since the 60's. 
Author Message
Rocket Constructor
Rocket Constructor
avatar
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:36 am
Posts: 8
Location: Japan
Post Busiest time for space travel since the 60's.   Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:06 am
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I tried to find one that fit the best. Anyways, I've noticed that there is a ton of stuff going on right now in regards to space travel and exploration. Here's what I have so far:

1. Cassini at Saturn.
2. Mars rover still going at it.
3. Voyager's are nearing or past the termination shock.
4. SOHO
5. China has space travel.
6. Xprize has mutliple teams going at it, with SS1 leading the way.
7. ISS is still there going strong.
8. Europe is testing it's space shuttle.
9. Serious talk of a space elevator.

What am I missing? Please put it in. It's staggering to see all this going on, at the same time. I think we are only a few years away from something groundbreaking. The only lacking factor is NASA. But hopefully they will get their butts in gear soon.


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:16 am
Posts: 322
Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:25 pm
There are a lot of things going on, but in terms of actual orbital launches (its hard to define "Suborbital" launches, i.e. Nike sounding rocket vs. Estes kit with a C motor), there aren't nearly as many launches as say, in the seventies when cold-war concerns had a lot more flights going on.


Back to top
Profile YIM
Spaceflight Trainee
Spaceflight Trainee
avatar
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:05 pm
Posts: 22
Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:42 pm
What space shuttle is Europe testing???

_________________
- Lars


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:16 am
Posts: 322
Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:44 pm
They have an atmospheric reentry tester they are testing. I think it's called Phoenix.


Back to top
Profile YIM
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:09 pm
Lars_J wrote:
What space shuttle is Europe testing???

http://www.xprize.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=309

PHOENIX is only 1/6 the size of HOPPER, so just a test version.

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Posts: 297
Location: LI/NY - currently
Post Re: Busiest time for space travel since the 60's.   Posted on: Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:45 pm
jasohill wrote:
1. Cassini at Saturn.
2. Mars rover still going at it.

7. ISS is still there going strong.

What am I missing? Please put it in.


The other Mars Rover :D
2 US probes orbiting Mars, Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey.
1 European Mars orbiter, Mars Express.

Although they are definitely turned off I believe both Viking orbiters are still circling Mars as well. Nozomi is still swinging between earth and Mars as well. I'm sure that there a bunch of other non-working stuff around Mars, making it the second most crowded orbital space in the solar system.

The ISS may still be going strong, too bad the space suits needed to maintain it are not. :?


Back to top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
 

Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use