A History of the British Interplanetary Society - and the UK

Report
The British Interplanetary Society
From Imagination to Reality
80 Years
13 Oct 1933 - 13 Oct 2013
Prepared by
Bob Parkinson
Past President
Presented by
Alistair Scott
President
Alistair Scott
 Name:
Alistair Scott, TD,BSc,FBIS,MRAeS
 Position:
President of the British Interplanetary Society
 Birth Place/Date:
Hong
in 1949
ChinaKong
in 1997
 Education:
Manila/Bangkok/Malaya/England/Scotland/Bristol
 Experience:
1967 De Havilland Apprentice, Astwick, Hatfield
1968 Hawker Siddeley(A300/125/146)
1978 British Aerospace, Stevenage
(Rapier/Swingfire/Sea Wolf/Dart/Skua)
1984 BAe Space Systems, Stevenage
1994 Matra Marconi Space, Stevenage
2000 Astrium, Stevenage
2003 - 2011 EADS Astrium, Stevenage
 Other Interests:
TA, Sailing, Cartooning, Ferreting,
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Ferreting
Ferdie
80th Year
The beginning (1933)...
The Paisley Rocketeers.
February 1936
John Stewart
Phillip E. Cleator
President
3 Launches, 19 May 1936
Manchester Interplanetary Society,
June 1936
Les Johnson
Hon Secretary
81 Dale Street
Liverpool
Eric Burgess
9 Launches, 5 December 1936
BIS London (1936)
Arthur C Clarke
Inaugural Meeting, 27 Oct 1936
The Mason’s Arms
Maddox Street
88 Greys Inn Road
The Duke of York
Derring Street
Moonship (1939)
Technical Committee
Jack Edwards – Director
Ralph R.A. Smith
Communications Satellites (1945)
Arthur C Clarke
Eric Burgess
Space Station(1948)
From Imagination…..
…..to Reality
HE Ross/RA Smith
International
Space Station
1998-present
Megaroc (1947)
From Imagination…..
…..to Reality
Mercury – Redstone
1960/61
The BIS Spaceship
1938/47
Lunar Landers and Space Suits
(1937- 1947)
From Imagination…..
…..to Reality
Neil Armstrong descends from Eagle
Lunar Lander, 21 July 1969 (GMT)
The BIS Lunar Spaceship
RA Smith 1937/50
MOUSE (1951)
Minimum Orbital Unmanned Satellite (Earth)
From Imagination…..
Ken Gatland
…..to Reality
Echo 1
May 13, 1960
Spaceflight Magazine(1956)
First Issue: October 1956
Editor: Patrick Moore
Blue Streak - Europa 1
1953-1971/2
Blue Streak - ICBM
1953 - 1961
Blue Streak - Europa
1961 - 1972
Ariel 3 (1967)
Ariel 3 (UK3), BAC
Scout, 5 May 67
Black Arrow / Prospero (1971)
X3 Prospero
BAC. Marconi
Black Arrow (Saunders Roe)
Woomera, 28 Oct 71
Communications Satellites
Intelsat IV
ECS
Lunar Bases (1976)
Daedalus (1973-78)
The Rising Sun
Aston Clinton
Giotto (1984)
Giotto Intercepted
Halley’s Comet
14 Mar 1986
Giotto
Ariane 4, 2 Jul 1985
HoToL (1983 – 1989)
Hotol
1983-89
Skylon
2001 →
An225-Hotol
1990-94
Envisat (2002)
Envisat on test
Polar Platform
Envisat on Orbit
Telecommunications
Eurostar 3000 – setting the Industry standard for geostationary communications satellites
Eurostar E2000
(Telecom 2)
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Eurostar E2000+
(Astra 2B)
Eurostar E3000
(Intelsat 10)
Eurostar E3000
(Inmarsat 4)
Beagle 2 (2003)
Dr. Mark Sims, Leicester University
Huyghens (1997-2005)
Prof John Zarnecki
Launched 15 Oct 1997
Titan surface
14 Jan 2005
Earth Observation
Earth observation from
space has truly
revolutionised how we
view our home planet
METOP
Aeolus
NovaSAR
AstroSAR
Lite
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SPACE SCIENCE
Providing the innovation and
technology to explore the
solar system and unlock the
secrets of the Universe.
ExoMars
Rover
LISA Pathfinder
Gaia
Solar Orbiter
Bepi Columbo
- Mercury
Diversification
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1989/90 PCN Licence,
British Aerospace Communications
(Microtel)
1991/2 Hutchinson Whampoa
50/50 BAe →Orange Mobile
Project Boreas (2004-2006)
Project Icarus (2006-
)
Project 2033
In the year 2033, at the 100th anniversary of the BIS,
what will be the state of space exploration?

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