Voyager Update: Maps and Maneuvers

posted by Zach Fejes on June 8, 2015

It has been a very busy few months for the Project Voyager team. But the fruits of labor are finally starting to pay off. As of our weekly work session yesterday, we have officially succeed at creating orbital insertions within an accuracy of 1km. This may sound like a lot of error, but we also […]

Project Voyager – A Map to Navigate our Dynamic Universe

posted by Zach Fejes on December 10, 2014

This is an excerpt taken from a recent article by Zachary Fejes on Discovery Space News. The full article on Discovery can be found here.   “Indulge me, for a moment, in a brief thought experiment. You have just become the pilot of a modern spacecraft, let’s call it the USS Lucky, docked with the […]

Professor Miguel Alcubierre joins Icarus as an Honorary Member of Project XP4

posted by admin on May 30, 2014

Miguel Alcubierre

Icarus Interstellar is thrilled to announce that Professor Miguel Alcubierre has joined the XP4 team as an Honorary Member. Prof. Miguel Alcubierre was born in Mexico City in 1964.  He obtained his Physicist degree from the National University in Mexico (UNAM) in 1988, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Wales in 1994.  […]

Collaboration May Be Our First Step Toward the Stars.

posted by Jessica Riley on March 18, 2014

   Last week Icarus Interstellar announced that Les Johnson is stepping into a new position at Icarus as Chief Solar Sail Consultant. This new role presents opportunities for more communication and collaboration between Icarus, NASA, and the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, which Les is the Chair of. Les brings with him a wealth of experience […]

Why Bother Thinking About Something We Can’t Build Yet?

posted by Jessica Riley on February 20, 2014

  Icarus Interstellar Project XP4 Tackles Far Term Technologies Now.   Jeff Lee has recently been named Project Lead of the Icarus Interstellar X-Physics Propulsion & Power Project. XP4 focuses on potential far term technologies that utilize methods of engineering spacetime itself, some of which may present the possibility of faster-than-light-speed travel. XP4 projects are […]

Project Icarus Design Steps Up A Gear

posted by admin on July 1, 2013

Project Icarus logo

Dear Friends, We are pleased to inform you about progress on the Project Icarus interstellar starship design study, the collaboration between the British Interplanetary Society and the non-profit organisation Icarus Interstellar, Inc. Project Icarus was founded by Kelvin F. Long and Richard Obousy and launched back in September 2009 during a symposium at the BIS […]


posted by admin on February 8, 2012

With Divya Shankar. From 1987 to 1989, seven First Class Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy embarked upon a study to design an interstellar spacecraft aimed our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. This project represented the United States Naval Academy’s participation in the NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program. The seven Midshipmen- Keith Beals, Martin Beaulieu, Frank […]

Interstellar Flight – A Project Icarus Project Progress Update

posted by Andreas Tziolas on April 28, 2011

Icarus Project Status

posted by admin on December 9, 2009

Below illustrates the stages of the Icarus project divided into 10 phases. The status of each phase will be indicated by the color of the phase number via the following colouring legend: Green – On schedule Red – Behind Schedule Amber – Ahead of Schedule For example “Phase 1” would be on schedule because it […]