Starship Congress 2017
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Project Voyager – A Map to Navigate our Dynamic Universe

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 ...

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Tribute to an Interstellar Pioneer: Icarus Shepherd Probes

Recently it was announced that one of the pioneers behind interstellar research, Dr Les Shepherd, had passed away. Les was a pioneer of atomic rockets (with Val Cleaver in 1949), interstellar flight (with his seminal 1952 paper) and international co-operation in the pursuit ...

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Project Enzmann

Sometime in the 1960s the physicist Robert Duncan Enzmann came up with the idea of using huge spheres of frozen Deuterium, mined from the gas giants, as the main fuel for so called ‘Slow Boats’. These are large vessels but much smaller than ...

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Recently, the Icarus team announced the launch of several new projects. We are very pleased to add another project to that growing list of interstellar research initiatives, helping to break the boundaries on what is possible. In particular, we should take guidance from ...

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Daedalus model Building (Part 1)

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. ...

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