The i4is education team announce a new summer course delivered by i4is on behalf of Limitless Space Institute (LSI) from 26th–30th July 2021.
We are very pleased to be back to the International Space University (ISU) for this year’s MSS21 elective on Interstellar World Ships with several i4is researchers such as Andreas Hein, Rob Swinney, John Davies, Dan Fries, Olivia Borgue. The 2-week elective will provide the students with in-depth knowledge on world ships and they will work […]
i4is, in collaboration with researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology, Harvard, and Paris Observatory published a paper, in which they estimate that about 7 interstellar objects are entering the solar system per year. The article has been featured in numerous media outlets: Science Alert, Phys.org, Astrobites, Universe Today, Mashable India, Republic World, Fred Zone. […]
i4is Executive Director Andreas Hein has been invited to a discussion on space resource utilization with the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on the 25th March 2021. He presented the prospects of space resource utilization and space settlements. The results of the discussion will inform future policy-making of […]
In this member newsletter we announce the next item in our series of online talks: a debate on the case for interstellar, by Patrick Mahon and John Davies.
On Tuesday 2nd March at 8PM, as the last item of the current series, we are arranging, for i4is members only, not a talk but a structured debate between the for and the against the case for interstellar.
We have a number of upcoming talks in our 2021 series of online talks. This week Olivia Borgue will be talking about advanced propulsion techniques and the technology required to make them possible.
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.
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 […]