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Initiative for Interstellar Studies
Working towards the achievement of interstellar flight through knowledge to the stars — Starships in our lifetime.
Your Gateway to Interstellar Studies
If you are interested in travel to world's beyond our own, to other star systems, and the discovery of new knowledge and life, you have come to the right place. The 20th Century was the time for the planets. The 21st Century is the time for the stars. This is the portal to the Cosmos.
The Sustainability and Development Committee, has the purpose of seeking space-based technological solutions to solving problems on Earth and in space, human made or environmental, and improving the human condition and harmonising cultural relations. Read more » about Sustainability
The Technical Research Committee conducts innovative theoretical and experimental research and development across the broad spectrum of issues relating to interstellar studies, associated sciences and the arts. Read more » about Technical
The Enterprise Committee, has the purpose of encouraging entrepreneurship and business innovation initiatives related to the objects of the company. Read more » about Enterprise
With the recent creation of the new i4is website, along with the newer blogs, we have included a selection of previous Starship Blog posts from our archive which we hope you will enjoy browsing. If you would like to write an article and have it appear on our web site, then get in touch with us.
World renowned planetary scientist Prof Ian Crawford (University College London) has agreed to speak to the i4is/ISU Interstellar Studies elective Module being delivered by i4is/ISU to the Masters course in May (and introduced earlier). The topic of his presentation will be the Local Interstellar Medium. Dr Ian Crawford is Reader in Planetary Science and Astrobiology […]
Dear fellow researchers, Following many requests, we would like to inform you that the submission deadline for the Workshop on Interstellar Flight has been extended until the 25th of March. You have still time to submit your abstract, the template is available on the website: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/physicsworkshop/ The workshop on Foundations of Interstellar Flight, that will take place next June 2017, 13th-15th, at the CUNY […]
I4is has been selected again this year to deliver another 2-week Interstellar Studies Module to the Masters students of the ISU in Strasbourg France. To be undertaken over 2nd May through 12th May this elective module is intended to broaden and also deepen the student’s appreciation of aerospace and astronautics engineering, space science and […]
First Announcement, Workshop on the Foundations of Interstellar Studies, 13-15 June 2017, New York, USA Dear Friends, We are very pleased to invite you to a unique workshop on the Foundations of Interstellar Studies. This is to take place 13-15 June 2017 at City Tech, the City University of New York. It is a meeting […]
In the ages of old, people thought that if you kept going out into the Atlantic Ocean, you would eventually fall off the edge of the Earth. Indeed, there were also tales of monsters that lurked there, waiting to snatch the sailor and his ship and drag them down into the abyss below. Well, there […]
Kelvin Long, Executive Director of i4is, is to present to NASA at JSC on 1st February 2017, “Interstellar travel the next frontier of exploration STARSHOT initiative”.
John Davies, senior researcher and school educational lead at i4is, created the interstellar challenge day for schools in collaboration with STEM Learning Ltd and the British Interplanetary Society. Eight London schools entered teams.
Kelvin Long and Rob Swinney, supported ably by John Davies and Gill Norman, delivered the ever-popular Starship Engineer course at the HQ of the British Interplanetary Society on 12/13th November.
Four international teams, almost exclusively consisting of students, are going to present their design for an interstellar probe. And this time, things get small.
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We at i4iS are developing our own smartphone apps. This activity has been spearheaded by Jeremy Clark and we already have our first product live and it is available from the Apple iphone store. The app is under continual development and the current version allows for the calculation of many astronomy, astrophysics and spaceflight related problems. In addition, it contains a quiz to test your knowledge and help you to learn more about space. See screenshots and download the app about Smart phone app
Principium is the community magazine of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies. It features educational articles, accessible technical articles and news from the interstellar community and the wider world of space exploration. It presents an inspiring vision of the future humankind if we work hard … Principium » about Principium
Since 2015 we have been producing our own academic education journal titled 'Axiom'. The journal aims to question existing paradigms of thought or basic assumptions of knowledge and therefore facilitate new enquiries of thought. The papers published vary from discussions on anthropological interactions among cultures, to the nature of intelligence in the Cosmos. Axiom » about Axiom
The Starship Engineer course is our collective brand name for a set of education courses that we run designed to teach participants the basics of spacecraft starship engineering. This typically includes a team workshop exercise where the attendees go through a technical design solution challenge and then present it to each other. Starship Engineer » about Starship Engineer
Laser Sail Propulsion
Initiative for Interstellar Studies is not just focussed on theoretical discussions about interstellar flight but planning ground demonstrations of critical technologies and even a LEO space mission demonstrator. Technical programmes Project Dragonfly and Project Glowworm are investigating laser-sail propulsion technology to make humanity a space fairing species. Project Glowworm » about Project Glowworm