Cosmos Express


Cosmos Express is the quarterly magazine of B.F.V. Cosmos and is a bilingual publication in Dutch version and an English version, published from 2017 on in March - June - September - December.

Cosmos Express is posted to all members in the language (Dutch or English) they prefer. We publish some Cosmos Express as a PDF file for free. Enjoy !


Cosmos Express # 230

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September 2020

  • Exhibitions delayed
  • New home for BFV Cosmos

Spaceflight
- Three missions to Mars
— Hope (UAE)
— Tianwen-1 (China)
— Perseverance (USA)
- Chandrayaan 2 - China "Next-Generation" spacecraft
- China Space Station
- Private Spaceflight in China

  • Catalogs of City Collector Club Cachets
  • Why the SRB's of the Space Shuttle are no bigger ?

Cosmos Express # 228-229

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March - June 2020

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we were not able to publish our magazine. Now we prepared a double magazine.

Exhibitions delayed
Julius Cack, member of AIEP
Naposta 2020 - Germany
Spaceflight
Launch America : Demo-2 flight
Crew Dragon depicted in postmark
New era for US astronauts
Short history of Dragon v2
ISS chronology : Expedition 52
LOFT-1 : first private rocket
Israel to the Moon
First Sea Launch for China
Satellite launches in China
Belgian scientists
Spacecake of the Future
Spacecraft launches in 2019


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December 2019

Monthly meetings
Exhibitions
Dear Astrophilatelist
Exhibition report
Wiener Neustadt and Luxembourg
Stamps
Winning Belgium in Space
Belgian scientists
Man isn't made for space travel
Recent auction prices seen on eBay


Cosmos Express # 226

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September 2019

FilaLeuven - Regional Exhibition
Introducing … Stephen Lachein

Remembering Apollo 11
- 50 Years ago : The First Man on the Moon
- The Speech of President Kennedy at Rice University
- Apollo 11 : the Woman behind the Success
- The logo of Apollo 11
- The Fallen Astronaut
- The Space Suit

Astrophilately
- New feature to the USS Randolph rescue covers

CD-shelf
- Space Music : musical surprises


Cosmos Express # 225

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June 2019

Wetteriana ’19 Regional Exhibition

History of Spaceflight
- An early Sowjet recovery cover from Voskhod 2 landing

Spaceflight
- Launches in 2018

Bookshelf
- W. Hopferwieser - Pioneer Rocket Mail and Space Mail
- M. Villa - Anatoly N. Berezovoy - 211 Days in Space


Cosmos Express # 224

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March 2019

Annual General Meeting BFV Cosmos

Spaceflight
- Soyuz MS-10
- I.S.S. Chronology - Expedition 51
- Chinese landing on the far side of the Moon
- SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ready for first flight

History of Spaceflight
- Cape Canaveral and nuclear submarines

Bookshelf
- Stamping the Earth from Space - Dicato Renato


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December 2018

Spaceflight
- I.S.S. Chronology - Expedition 50
- Soyuz MS-09
- The last Delta-2
- Bepi-Colombo
- Hayabusa 2
- Voyager 2
- A short history : Georges Lemaître

Bookshelf
- The Race to the Moon / U. Cavallaro


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September 2018

National Exhibition Philexnam 2018

Spaceflight
- Insight to Mars
- Tess, the new Planet Hunter
- Soyuz MS-07
- Soyuz MS-08
- Chinese Tiang Gong 1 decayed
- Launch of 'estafette' satellite Que Qiao
- Chinese postmarks for beginners
- 25 years ago : the DC-X

Beatrice Bachmann awarded Lifetime FIP Award


Cosmos Express # 221

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June 2018

Annual General Meeting

Spaceflight
- The Space Dogs - part 3
- Stephen Hawkings passed away
- Alan Bean passed away


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March 2018

Philatelic Feast at Ronse in October
Annual General Meeting in April
10th Anniversary for AS.IT.AF

Spaceflight
- The Falcon Heavy rocket
- I.S.S. Chronology : Expedition 48/49
- China launches in 2017

R.I.P.
- John Young
- Leonid Kadenyuk

Launch Calendar in 2017


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December 2017

For Sale … Member to Member
Membership 2018
Dear Astrophilatelist (from the President)
Regional Exhibition Yprifil '17

Spaceflight
- Cassini : end of mission
- AIDA : Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment
- TRV : Terrestrial Return Vehicle
- Dream Chaser
- New players on the Spaceflight Market
— 1. New Zealand
— 2. Republic of India
— 3. Adeline
— 4. Skylon

R.I.P.
- Richard Gordon (1929-2017)
- Paul Joseph Weitz (1932-2017)

My favorite cover …


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September 2017

- 40 Years Weltraum Philatelie e.V.
- Regional Exhibition at Mariaburg / Antwerp

- Spaceflight
- 100th EELV with Weather Satellite
- Soyuz-MS 04 with two new ISS Crew Members
- First Supply Ship to Chinese Space Station
- New Horizons End of Prime Mission
- Juno Mission : Jupiter revisited

- History
- SpaceShipOne - a new Challenge

- R.I.P.
- Piers Sellers (61 years)
- Eugene Cernan (82 years)


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June 2017

- Annual General Meeting
- I.S.S. Expedition 47
- 50 years ago : the Apollo 1 tragedy
- The last launches at Hammaguir
- Rosetta mission : the final
- Space Dogs - part 2 : Belka and Strelka


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March 2017

- Space trio with upgraded Soyuz MS-01
- Soyuz MS-02
- Soyuz MS-03
- New members for Chinese rocket family
- Second Chinese Heavenly Palace
- Europe tries to conquer Mars
- Japanese spaceflight in 2016
- New Antares rocket with supplies to ISS
- New Horizon : end of prime mission
- Osiris-Rex
- John Glenn R.I.P.
- Launches in 2016


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November 2016

- Regional Exhibition : Leda 50 years
- I.S.S. chronology Expedition 46
- Soyuz TMA-20M
- Apollo boiler plate
- Cargo ships to ISS
- Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin
- Water on Mars !
- 20 years ago : NEAR to Eros asteroid
- 30 years ago : Mir
- 30 years ago : STS-51L Challenger disaster
- 50 years ago : the last Gemini flight
- R.I.P. - Edgar Mitchell (1930-2016)


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August 2016

- Obituary : Roland F. Kohl, Hon. President FISA
- Westfila 2016 : National Philatelic Competition Belgium
- Soyuz TMA-19M
- One year in space
- New Shepard : VTVL
- Falcon 9 : VTVL
- Commemoating the Space Dogs - part 1
- Book : The Record and Study of China's Space Flown Philatelic Items


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May 2016

- Annual Report BFV Cosmos 2015
- First Danish astronaut
- The story of SpaceX
- ISS chronology : Expedition 44 and 45
- The story about a cover …
- Book : The Philatelic Items by MPO of Jiuquan SLC
- Book : Pionierraketenpost und Kosmische Post


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February 2016

- USA : 15th Falcon to keep an eye on the Sun
- Russia : New rocket family
- Asia : Asia launches in the first semester of 2015
- China : Chinese spaceflight 2015
- Japan : 5th Kunotori cargo ship to ISS
- Europe : Kourou launches first semester 2015
- ISS : the Swan flies again
- ISS : Soyuz TMA-17M
- ISS : Expedition 42 to ISS
- Special : Salute to the Space Shuttle - part 1