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FarMaker: Interstellar Speed Sketch challenge. Starship Congress 2013 Concept Art Contest

posted by Heath Rezabek on June 28, 2013

(Guest Post by Stephan Martiniere) As a Keynote Speaker for Icarus Interstellar’s Starship Congress in Dallas, Texas (August 15-18), I wanted to share some exciting news. Starship Congress is launching its first art contest: the FarMaker Interstellar Speed Sketch challenge. The contest is open for professional, non professional, and children artists. This is an opportunity […]



A Structural Analysis of the 1st Stage Reaction Chamber and Supporting Thrust Structure in Support of Project Icarus

posted by Sri Reddy on March 27, 2013

Over this past summer, I was in the pursuit of my Master’s thesis subject. I’ve always been interested in space exploration and settlement, and my graduate advisor, Haym Benaroya, informed me of Project Icarus. This definitely gained my interest, and he subsequently sent me the final report on Project Daedulus. After reading through the Project […]



Daedalus Model Update

posted by admin on October 14, 2012

Terry Regan is building a detailed model of the Daedalus craft. Here is a brief update of his latest progress…



Daedalus Model Building (Part 3)

posted by Kelvin F. Long on April 28, 2012

Starship Tel has been making progress on his Daedalus model for the Icarus team.  Here is his latest report and some stunning photographs below:    The photos show reaction chamber (2nd stage), part of the support structure and induction loop, so far. The support structure has caused me a major headake but im getting there. […]



Daedalus Model Building (Part 2)

posted by admin on February 2, 2012

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Terry Regan is ploughing ahead with his construction of the Daedalus model. He has been working on the Beryllium erosion shield, master computer and Liquid Hydrogen storage tank. Currently the model is 145 mm tall. Often a modeller would not want to reveal his work until it was all complete, but Terry is courageous enough […]



Daedalus model Building (Part 1)

posted by admin on January 29, 2012

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Whilst members of the Project Icarus Study Group are busy studying the vehicle configuration and engine design, it is important to visualise the vehicle when we can. Only three models of the Daedalus vehicle are known to exist and these are shown below. The first was built by Mat Irvine for the 1970s UK television […]



The Daedalus Propulsion System

posted by Adam Crowl on January 31, 2011

The idea of rocket propulsion is somewhat familiar to most people, in the sense that it is understood that gases are ejected at high pressure from the rear of a spacecraft, and that this ejection generates thrust. Rocket propulsion is ideal for launching spacecraft from the Earth, because the amount of force generated by the […]



The Fermi Paradox – Motivation Behind Project Daedalus

posted by admin on December 19, 2009

When people read about The British Interplanetary Society Project Daedalus they usually marvel at the boldness of the idea and the amount of thought that went into the engineering calculations. Indeed, the major objective of Project Daedalus was to carry out a feasibility study for a simple interstellar mission but using only present day technology […]



Project Daedalus – Background

posted by admin on December 13, 2009

In essence, Project Daedalus was a feasibility study for an interstellar mission, using 1970’s capabilities and credible extrapolations for near-future technology. One of the major objectives was to establish whether interstellar flight could be realized within established science and technology.