Our first talk in our 2021 series of online talks for members of i4is is by John Davies from i4is. John will be discussing the interstellar downlink. Drop in if you can and you will get to meet some of the key and active people in i4is and hopefully learn some new ‘interstellar’ facts, theories and i4is activities.
On 26th Jan 2021 at 8pm UTC, John Davies from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies presents a talk on The Interstellar Downlink. Everyone can attend this open talk live!
Our i4is article by Adam Hibberd and Andreas Hein on missions using nuclear propulsion to interstellar objects such as 1I/’Oumuamua has now been published in one of the most prestigious journals in asteronautics, Acta Astronautica. The article is available for free to download for a limited time!
Andreas Hein presents some of the results form the i4is techno-economic analysis of asteroid mining in this excellent video. The paper: Hein, A. M., Matheson, R., & Fries, D. (2020). A techno-economic analysis of asteroid mining. Acta Astronautica, 168, 104-115.
On 24th Nov at 8pm UTC, Robert Swinney from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies presents a talk on interstellar precursor missions. Members of i4is can attend this talk live!
We are proud that our article about a Venus astrobiology mission, based on a fleet of balloons has now been published in the prestigious journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. The article can also be downloaded for free via arXiv. We are grateful for the collaboration with Manasvi Lingam (Florida Institute of Technology / Harvard), without whose […]
Next up in our series of member online talks is Andreas Hein discussing world ships! We also have many more Principium preprints and videos available.
On 3rd Nov at 8pm UTC, Marshall Eubanks will describe the i4is coordinated work in providing designs for a series of flyby, rendezvous and sample return missions to interstellar objects, showing the various ways to explore these bodies with existing technology characterizing their surface, dynamics, structure and composition.
On 27th Oct at 8pm UTC, Robert Swinney from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies presents the first talk in our new series. Members of i4is can attend this talk live!
We’re inviting you to a new i4is online talk series, suited to the widest possible audience. Meet the key people in i4is and learn some new facts!
A lot of media attention and interest in the scientific community at the moment centred on Venus in regard to the discovery of phosphine in its atmosphere and therefore potential life. The question now is how do we get there? Optimum Interplanetary Trajectory Software can be brought to bear on this problem and help answer the question.
Fast mission to detect microbes on Venus – The joint i4is, FIT, Harvard, Space Initiatives paper: “A Precursor Balloon Mission for Venusian Astrobiology” by Andreas M. Hein, Manasvi Lingam, T. Marshall Eubanks, Adam Hibberd, Dan Fries, William Paul Blase has now been published on arXiv. Thanks to Bruce Dorminey, it has now been featured in […]