Chris Welch @ProfChrisWelch from ISU @ISUnet
Although we cannot do it yet, one day we may wish to send humans out to the stars. This talk will outline ISU and its interstellar worldship team project and ask what we can we all do today and in the near future to plant the seeds to enable such a future?
About the speaker: Chris Welch is professor of spacecraft engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He is also Vice President of the British Interplanetary Society and deputy Chair of the Institute for Interstellar Studies' Advisory Council.
Ray Bainbridge @TranquilityAero
How often do you get to see the thrusters parts and landing gear of a spacecraft launcher?! Ray will be offering the chance to write C++ for Tranquility Aerospace's thruster array and landing gear, which will be present at the event too!
About the speaker: Ray is a prolific entrepreneur with investments in several emerging technologies companies within the UK and Europe and is the CEO of Tranquility Aerospace. Ray has 38 years engineering experience and for the past 13 years has also acts as a manufacture and design consultant in cutting edge technologies. Tranquility Aerospace Ltd is currently developing its own vertical take-off, vertical landing, reusable rocket for the launching of payloads both suborbital and LEO from the UK.
Radim Badsi at OpenCubeProject
Radim will present an overview of recent technology developments and advances in the nanosatellite sector. Current trends, insights, future opportunities and challenges will be discussed. He will introduce the OpenCube Project, a collaborative, community-driven effort to develop an open-source CubeSat platform.
About the speaker: Radim is an entrepreneur, engineer and space enthusiast. His company, Innoflair, is specialised in research and development of innovative ground segment technologies, including efficient spacecraft telemetry archival and anomaly detection. He is the project manager of an open source project developing a plug-and-play CubeSat platform called OpenCube.