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    Project Icarus: progress report on technical developments and design considerations

    Obousy, R.K. and Tziolas, A.C. and Long, K.F. and Galea, P. and Crowl, A. and Crawford, Ian and Swinney, R. and Hein, A. and Osborne, R. and Reiss, P. (2010) Project Icarus: progress report on technical developments and design considerations. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 64 , pp. 358-371. ISSN 0007-084X.

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    Icarus is a theoretical design study of an interstellar spacecraft that is the successor to the 1970s Project Daedalus. This paper summarises some of the technical progress that has occurred since its launch in September 2009 and discusses each of the twenty research modules that define the project, encompassing all the major spacecraft systems. A number of options are currently available for the design configuration and mission profile and these are discussed prior to entering Phase IV of the design study which begins the process of down selecting design options. This paper represents a progress report on Project Icarus and is a submission of the Project Icarus Study Group.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Project Daedalus, Project Icarus, interstellar studies
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 15:32
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:23


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