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1 The British Interplanetary Society From Imagination to Reality 80 Years 13 Oct Oct 2013 Prepared by Bob Parkinson Past President Presented by Alistair Scott President

2 p2 China in 1997 Hong Kong in EADS Astrium, Stevenage TA, Sailing, Cartooning, Ferreting, 1994 Matra Marconi Space, Stevenage Alistair Scott Alistair Scott, TD,BSc,FBIS,MRAeS Birth Place/Date: Education: Experience: 1978 British Aerospace, Stevenage (Rapier/Swingfire/Sea Wolf/Dart/Skua) Name: Position: President of the British Interplanetary Society Manila/Bangkok/Malaya/England/Scotland/Bristol 1967 De Havilland Apprentice, Astwick, Hatfield 1984 BAe Space Systems, Stevenage 2000 Astrium, Stevenage Other Interests: 1968 Hawker Siddeley(A300/125/146)

3 Ferreting Ferdie

4 80th Year

5 The beginning (1933)... Phillip E. Cleator President Les Johnson Hon Secretary 81 Dale Street Liverpool Eric Burgess Manchester Interplanetary Society, June Launches, 5 December 1936 John Stewart 3 Launches, 19 May 1936 The Paisley Rocketeers. February 1936

6 BIS London (1936) The Mason’s Arms Maddox Street Arthur C Clarke The Duke of York Derring Street 88 Greys Inn Road Inaugural Meeting, 27 Oct 1936

7 Moonship (1939) Technical Committee Jack Edwards – Director Ralph R.A. Smith

8 Communications Satellites (1945) Arthur C Clarke Eric Burgess

9 Space Station(1948) From Imagination….. …..to Reality International Space Station 1998-present HE Ross/RA Smith

10 Megaroc (1947) Mercury – Redstone 1960/61 The BIS Spaceship 1938/47 From Imagination….. …..to Reality

11 Lunar Landers and Space Suits ( ) The BIS Lunar Spaceship RA Smith 1937/50 From Imagination….. …..to Reality Neil Armstrong descends from Eagle Lunar Lander, 21 July 1969 (GMT)

12 Orbital Rocket (1950) Ralph A Smith

13 MOUSE (1951) Minimum Orbital Unmanned Satellite (Earth) Ken Gatland Echo 1 May 13, 1960 From Imagination….. …..to Reality

14 Winged Re-Entry Vehicle (1954) From Imagination….. …..to Reality Space Shuttle 1980/81

15 Spaceflight Magazine(1956) First Issue: October 1956 Editor: Patrick Moore

16 Blue Streak - Europa /2 Blue Streak - ICBM Blue Streak - Europa

17 Ariel 3 (1967) Ariel 3 (UK3), BAC Scout, 5 May 67

18 Black Arrow / Prospero (1971) Black Arrow (Saunders Roe) Woomera, 28 Oct 71 X3 Prospero BAC. Marconi

19 Communications Satellites Intelsat IV ECS

20 Lunar Bases (1976)

21 Daedalus ( ) The Rising Sun Aston Clinton

22 Giotto (1984) Giotto Ariane 4, 2 Jul 1985 Giotto Intercepted Halley’s Comet 14 Mar 1986

23 HoToL (1983 – 1989) Hotol An225-Hotol Skylon 2001 →

24 Envisat (2002) Polar Platform Envisat on test Envisat on Orbit

25 p25 Telecommunications Eurostar E2000 (Telecom 2) Eurostar E3000 (Intelsat 10) Eurostar E3000 (Inmarsat 4) Eurostar E2000+ (Astra 2B) Eurostar 3000 – setting the Industry standard for geostationary communications satellites

26 Beagle 2 (2003) Dr. Mark Sims, Leicester University

27 Huyghens ( ) Prof John Zarnecki Titan surface 14 Jan 2005 Launched 15 Oct 1997

28 p28 Earth Observation Earth observation from space has truly revolutionised how we view our home planet METOP NovaSAR Aeolus AstroSAR Lite

29 p 2929 SPACE SCIENCE Providing the innovation and technology to explore the solar system and unlock the secrets of the Universe. Solar Orbiter Gaia LISA Pathfinder ExoMars Rover Bepi Columbo - Mercury

30 p30 Diversification 1989/90 PCN Licence, British Aerospace Communications (Microtel) 1991/2 Hutchinson Whampoa 50/50 BAe →Orange Mobile

31 Project Boreas ( )

32 Project Icarus (2006- )

33 Project 2033 The Next Visionary In the year 2033, at the 100th anniversary of the BIS, what will be the state of space exploration?

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