Publications

This page shows the various publications by members of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies to date or by people that have worked on I4IS activities. This includes:

  • Books
  • Voices
  • Principium Newsletter
  • Papers & Articles
  • Conference Presentations & Lectures
  • External Blog Articles
  • External Media Articles

Books

The end of 2014 saw the publication of our book 'Beyond the Boundary': exploring the science and culture of interstellar spaceflight.  The book features contributions from members across the organisation on diverse subjects such as the scientific and societal benefits of interstellar exploration, defining the fundamental requirements, the use of wormholes and faster than light travel, interstellar communications, launch vehicles and many other chapters exploring missions scenarios, propulsion options and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The book can be ordered directly from Lulu.com.

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Sample pages from the Introduction by Jon Lomberg

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‘Voices’ Newsletter
 
Voices is a publication to facilitate a voice to the interstellar community at large. It is not just the opinions of members of I4IS but anyone else that wishes to express an opinion. The first issue was produced for the near year of 2014 and was originally due for a January release. But here is its, the first issue of Voices edited by I4IS Director Keith Cooper.

 

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‘Principium’ Newsletter
 
Principium is the Initiative for Interstellar Studies newsletter featuring articles on deep space propulsion, spacecraft designs and concepts, interviews with prominent personalities in the interstellar community as well as I4IS members, and features on SETI, exoplanets, interstellar physics, science fiction and the exploration and utilisation of the Solar System. Principium is free to download as a PDF from these pages, where we will keep a growing backlist of issues. If you would like to contact the Editor, please write to us. Also, if you enjoy reading Principium, don’t forget to share it with your friends, colleagues and relatives and spread the word about I4IS’ mission and the quest to develop an interstellar spacecraft. Principium #1 through #8 were edited by Keith Cooper and produced by Adrian Mann for I4IS, the latest issues are edited and produced by i4is Senior Researcher John Davies. If you have any suggestions for future articles, or would like to get in touch via our web site. 

 
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Issue 10

Contents

  • News, Dragonfly, Pluto and Dysprosium
  • Wormholes come to London (2)
  • Wormholes - Stargates to the Cosmic Neighbourhood
  • i4is goes Stratospheric
  • Icarus Interstellar: Project Voyager
  • What we did at the WorldCon (2)
  • How do we survive on a distant world?
  • What's in Principium 11

 

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Issue 9

Contents

  • Project Dragonfly
  • Kickstarter 
  • Introduction 
  • Beyond the Boundary - An i4iS Book 
  • Educational Academy 
  • Technical Research Committee 
  • I4is and ISU 
  • Wormholes Come to London 
  • Film & Book Review “Interstellar” 
  • Merchandise 
  • News From i4is 
  • What We Did At The Worldcon 
  • What’s in Principium 10

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Issue 8

Contents

  • Introduction by Kelvin F.Long
  • News from the Initiative
  • Advances
  • Community News
  • Son of Daedalus
  • Building Daedalus
  • Book Review
     

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Issue 7 

Contents

  • Introduction by Sarah Margree
  • News from the Initiative
  • Voyager 1 Leaves the Heliosphere
  • The New Horizons Message Initiative
  • Project Icarus Workshop
  • The Alpha Centauri Prize
  • Starship Cities
  • Enzmann Starships

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Issue 6 – Starship Congress Edition

Contents

  • Introduction by Keith Cooper
  • A Year in the Life of I4IS
  • Why an Initiative now?
  • The I4IS Academy
  • Gravity and the Apple
  • The Origins of Future Worlds
  • The Philosophy of the Starship
  • Project Dragonfly

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Issue 5

Contents

  • Introduction by Keith Cooper
  • News from the Initiative
  • Community
  • Advances
  • The Art of Music
  • Jon Lomberg’s Starship Adventures
  • Retrospective: SETI

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Issue 4


Contents

  • Introduction by Adrian Mann
  • News from the Initiative
  • Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop
  • Advances – DE-STAR
  • The Starship Art of Jon Lomberg
  • Book Review

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Issue 3


Contents

  • Introduction by Greg Matloff
  • Advances – Asteroid Prospecting
  • Advances – SKYLON
  • ‘Listening Post’
  • A Learning Experience
  • Retrospective: Bussard Ramjet
  • Reviews

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Issue 2

Contents

  • Letter from Rob Swinney
  • News from the Initiative
  • ‘Advances’
  • Meet the Neighbours
  • Retrospective: Voyager
  • Reviews

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Issue 1

Contents

  • Letter from the Director
  • News from the Initiative
  • ‘Advances’ 
  • Cubesats
  • Retrospective: Daedalus
  • Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Papers and articles

  1. Alexander, Andrew, “Project BAIR: The Black Hole Augmented Interstellar Rocket”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2014.
  2. Armstrong, Rachel, “Starship Cities”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  3. Ashworth, Stephen, "The Starship Philosophy: Its Heritage and Competitors", Presented at the i4is/BIS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, JBIS, 67, 11/12, November/December 2014.
  4. Bhattacharjeee, Shambo, "Programme to Characterise the Local Stellar Environment Associated with Project OAKTREE", ISU/i4isS Msc Project, 2014/2015.
  5. Parkinson, Robert, “The Philosophy of the Starship – Revisited”, Presented at the i4is/BIS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, Publication Pending, JBIS, 2014.
  6. Ciupa, Martin, “The Ethical Implications of Cultural Intervention by Space Faring Civilizations – What Science Fiction has to Say”, Presented at the Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, JBIS, 67, 11/12, November/December 2014.
  7. Ciupa, Martin, “Scenario Analysis: The Drake Equation, Fermi Paradox and Active SETI", Chapter Contribution to i4is Forthcoming Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  8. Clark, Jeremy, “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence As Applied to Space Exploration”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  9. Cooper, Keith, “Self-Replicating Probes: Close to Reality?”, Publication Pending, JBIS 20014.
  10. Cooper, Keith, “Destinations: The Planets Next Door”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  11. Cooper, Keith, "The Interstellar Ethics of Self-Replicating Probes", JBIS, 67, pp.258-260, 2014.
  12. Crawford, Ian.A, “Avoiding Intellectual Stagnation: The Starship As An Expander of Minds”, Publication Pending, JBIS, 2014.
  13. Crawford, Ian.A, “Scientific and Societal Benefits of Interstellar Exploration”,  Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  14. Crawford, Ian.A, "Avoiding Intellectual Stagnation: The Starship As an Expander of Minds", JBIS, 67, pp.253-257, 2014.
  15. Cress, William, “Building Heavy Lift Rockets, How United Launch Alliance Does it”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  16. Crowl, Adam, “Boot Strapping Our Way to Alpha Centauri”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  17. Enestam, Sissi, “Project Sentinel”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2014.
  18. Franks, Eric, “Agricultural Design Trade-Offs for Space Colony Feasibility”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2013.
  19. Garattini, Remo, “Interstellar Travel and Traversable Wormholes”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  20. Guzman, Melissa, "External Memory", ISU/i4is Msc Project, 2014/2015.
  21. Harai, Michio, “Autonomous Space Colony Construction”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2014.
  22. Hardy, David, “Travelling to the Stars on A Paintbrush", Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  23. Harpur, James, “Jude; Solar Sailing A Low Mass Payload to Alpha Centauri-B”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2013.
  24. Hein, Andreas, “The Greatest Challenge: Manned Interstellar Travel", Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  25. Long, Kelvin.F, “The Invention of the Starship”, Presented at BIS/i4is Philosophy of the Starship” Symposium May 2013, Publication Pending, JBIS, 2014.
  26. Long, Kelvin.F, “The Road Before the Stars: Interstellar Precursor Missions”, Chapter Contribution to I4IS Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  27. Lonberg, Jon, "Foreword", for the i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  28. Mestry, S, “Nuclear Powered Mission to Saturn of Saturn’s Moon or Beyond: Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Using Fission Fragment Rocket Engine”, i4is project in collaboration with the University of Southampton, Msc Theis Report, April 2014.
  29. Murzionak, Piotr, “The Oculus Project: Solar Sailing to Discover Exoplanets at the Center of Our Galaxy”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2013.
  30. Parkinson, Robert, "The Philosophy of the Starship - Revisited", JBIS, 67, pp.249-252, 2014.
  31. Ramos, Brian, "Biological Life Support Systems for Future Spaceflight Missions", ISU/i4is Msc Project, 2014/2015.
  32. Storer, Alex, “Musica Universalis: The Interstellar Relationship Between Space, Music and Popular Culture”, Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  33. Vulpetti, Giovanni, “Conceptual Basis of Interstellar Flight: Definition and Relation to Universal Laws", Chapter Contribution to i4is Beyond the Boundary Book, 2014.
  34. Welch, Chris, "Initiative for Interstellar Studies", Presented at SpaceUp, 6th July 2014, London, UK.
  35. Wang, Wei, “Review of the Deceleration Options for a Robotic Interstellar Spacecraft Entering the System of Another Star”, ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2013.
  36. "Astra Planeta, Interstellar Worldship LIterature Review", International Space University Team Project 2014/2015 in Affiliation with i4is, December 17th 2014.
  37. "Astra Pleneta Final Report", Interstellar Worldship Study, International Space Univerisity Team Project 2014/2015 in Affiliation with i4is, May 2015.
  38. Bhattacharjee, Shambo, "Program to Calculate the Local Stellar Environment", ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2015.
  39. Guzman, Melissa, "Space Eternal Memory: Storing Information in Space for a Very Long Time", ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2015.
  40. Ramos, Brian, "Biological Life Support Systems for Future Spaceflight Missions", ISU (i4is) Msc Thesis Report, April 2015.

Conference Presentations and Lectures

  1. Ashworth, Stephen.A, "Messages to Aliens, The Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox", Presented at the UK Charterhouse Conference, 25th July 2013, Surrey, UK.
  2. Ciupa, Martin, “The Ethical Implications of Cultural Intervention by Space Faring Civilizations – What Science Fiction has to Say?”, Presented at the BIS/I4IS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, London, May 29 2013.
  3. Cooper, Keith, “Self-Replicating Probes: Close to Reality?”, Presented at the I4IS/BIS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, May 29 2013.
  4. Davies, John, "Starship Futures – Social, Economic, Political", Presented at the UK Charterhouse Conference, 25th July 2013, Surrey, UK.
  5. Genevese, Angelo, "Advanced Electric Propulsion for Interstellar Precursor Exploration", Presented at the UK Charterhouse Conference, 25th July 2013, Surrey, UK.
  6. Long, Kelvin.F, "Time for the Stars", Plenary Lecture, Presented at the UK Charterhouse Conference, 25th July 2013, Surrey, UK.
  7. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Propulsion”, Presented at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France, April 2014.
  8. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible”,  Presented at the UKSEDS meeting, February 2013.
  9. Long, Kelvin.F, “The Rise of the Starships”, Presented Icarus Interstellar Starship Congress, 16th August 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA,
  10. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible”, Presented to a UK Advanced Defence Technology Company, February 2013.
  11. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Propulsion”, Presented at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France, February 2013.
  12. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible”,  Presented at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Centre, Alabama, USA, February 2013
  13. Long, Kelvin.F, “Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible”,  Presented at the NASA Glenn Research Centre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, February 2013
  14. Long, Kelvin.F, “Project Dragonfly", Workshop Presentation, Presented at the BIS/I4IS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, May 29 2013.
  15. Long, Kelvin.F, “The ‘Invention’ of the Starship”, Presented at the BIS/I4IS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, May 29 2013.
  16. Long, Kelvin.F, “Institute for Interstellar Studies”, Presented at the 2nd Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Alabama, USA, February 2013.
  17. Long, Kelvin.F, “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness: Extending Personal Freedom to the Space Frontier & Managing the Consequences”, Presented at UK Center for Astrobiology Extraterrestrial Liberty Symposium, London, June 14 2013.
  18. Long, Kelvin.F, “To the Stars: A Vision for Catalysing Interstellar Flight Before the Year 2100″, Presented at the British Interplanetary Society, August 2012.
  19. Matloff, Gregory & C Bangs, “Sunbeasts: Are Stars Conscious?”, Presented at BIS, London, June 2013.
  20. Norman, Gillian, "Planning for an Interstellar Future", Cotswold Astronomical Society, Shurdington, 11th July 2015.
  21. Shankar, Divya, “Interstellar Travel”, Presented at SpaceUp India, December 2012.
  22. Swinney, Rob, "From Project Daedalus to Project Icarus and Beyond", Presented at the UK Charterhouse Conference", 25th July 2013, Surrey, UK.
  23. Swinney, Rob, “Flying Closer to Another Star: Catalysing Interstellar Flight”, Presented RAF Waddington Aircrew Association, UK, 8th October 2012
  24. Swinney, Rob, “The Philosophy of the Starship”, Presented at the Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, I4IS/BIS Symposium, May 29 2013.
  25. Swinney, Rob, "Advancing the Dream of Interstellar Flight to Reality", Presented at the University of York, Fusion Futures Workshop, 13th May 2014.
  26. Swinney, Rob, "Interstellar Travel", Manchester Philosophical Society, Manchester Grammaer School.
  27. Swinney, Rob, with Terry Regan, "Interstellar Spaceflight", Scottish Dark Skies Observatory, Dumfriesshire, 14-15 August 2015.
  28. Welch, Chris, “The Initiative for Interstellar Studies”, Presented at SpaceUP Stuttgart, 27th October 2012.

External Blogs

  1. Ashworth, Stephen.A, “Philosophy of the Starship: A Report”, Centauri Dreams web site, June 7 2013.
  2. Cooper, Keith, “Interstellar Visioneers”, Centauri Dreams web site, June 21 2013.
  3. Hatherill, Chris, "At the Institute for Interstellar Studies, Researches Unite to Conquer Deep Space", Motherboard.vice.com, 18th September 2012.
  4. Hein, Andreas, "Project Dragonfly: The Case for Small, laser-propelled, distributed probes", Centauri Dreams web site, September 5th 2014. http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=31478
  5. Hein, Andreas, "Small Interstellar Probes, Riding Laser Beams - The Project Dragonfly Design Competition Workshop", July 17th 2015, Centauri Dreams web. http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=33615
  6. Hein, Andreas, "Project Dragonfly: Design Competitions and Crowdfunding", April 22nd 2015, Centauri Dreams web. http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=33025
  7. Hein, Andreas, "Project Dragonfly Design Competition Funded", May 11th 2015, Centauri Dreams web. http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=33139
  8. Long, Kelvin.F, “The Institute for Interstellar Studies”, Centuri Dreams web site, 12th October 2012. http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=25084

External Media Articles

  1. Ashworth, Stephen.A, “Extraterrestrial Liberty”, Spaceflight Magazine, pp.312, Vol.55, August 2013.
  2. Baker, David, “UK Interstellar Institute Launched”, Spaceflight Magazine, pp84-85, Vol.55, March 2013.
  3. Blakely, R, “The World is Not Going to End Today. Sorry to Dissapoint You”, The Times, 2013.
  4. Lavender, Gemma, “Will Interstellar Travel Ever Be Possible”, All About Space Magazine, Page , 2013.
  5. Long, Kelvin.F, “The Philosophy of the Starship”, Spaceflight Magazine, pp.314-315, Vol.55, August 2013.
  6. Editor, “Project Dragonfly: The Innovative Laser Sail Technology that could propel us to Interstellar Space”, All About Space Magazine, Page 28-29, 2014.
  7. Chesire, Tom, “Interstellar Thinking”, Wired Magazine, pp.38-39, April 2014.
  8. "Mit einem Segelschiff zum Alpha Centauri", Interview with Andreas Hein, German space magazine, February 2015.

 

Radio and Television

  1. Long, Kelvin F, "Interstellar Spaceflight", The Space Show with David Livingstone, 11th January 2015. http://www.thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=2391

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