Tribute from Israel
Tarasenko during a visit to Israel in 1994.
Sir, Dr Maxim Tarasenko, leading space programme analyst
at the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental
Studies (Moscow Region) tragically perished in a car accident
in May near Moscow. He was 36.
Maxim Tarasenko was known to many specialists and enthusiasts
in many countries all over the world as one of the first
Soviet/Russian independent space programme analysts. His
merit in revealing the Soviet military space history is
great. He was a well-known Russian and international independent
civil and military space analyst, excellently analysing
technical, financial, political and economic factors influencing
space programme formation.
Maxim Tarasenko was one of the founders and for many years
co-editor of the Novosti Kosmonavtiki (Russian Space
News) journal and a member of the International Editorial
Board of the Space Policy journal.
I have been a friend of Maxim for about 10 years. He was
not only a wonderful professional, but also a kind and open-minded
man, a sincere friend.
His sudden death is a hard and fatal loss for anyone who
knew and loved him.
Vol. 41. August 1999