BIS West Midlands Talks – Spring 2017

Spring 2017

When: 22 April 2017

Time: 13.45–16.30

Where: The Gardeners Arms, Vines Lane, Droitwich, WR9 8LU

John Harlow Orbital launches from super guns.

This presentation will relate some of the history of gun launching systems and discuss issues surrounding potential further development. Novel designs, especially of the propellant charge could enable small payloads to be orbited.

Robin Brand The BIS Nanosat Launch Vehicle (NLV) feasibility study.

At present the UK space scene is changing rapidly, with the recent welcome UKSA and government initiatives aimed at promoting British spaceports/access to space. The talk will discuss how these affect the study.

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