International Space Station Forum

Date: Wednesday 14 November (moved from the original date of 20 November 2018)

Time: TBD 9.30am to 5.00pm

Call for papers.

On November 13, 1948, H.E. Ross and R. Smith presented to the Society an original paper a manned satellite (space) station. Then, on November 20 1998, just one week after the 50th anniversary of that presentation Zarya, the first element of the International Space Station, was launched. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the start of ISS construction, and marking the 70th anniversary of that ground breaking paper the Society is organising a one-day Forum.

This event will feature an exciting program on the legacy of the pioneering BIS paper, what the ISS has accomplished over the past 20 years and what plans for its future may hold.

Co-ordinated by Dave Shayler, papers for the event are now being accepted and welcomed. Should you wish to present a paper in the fields of the International Space Station development, systems, operations, research or spin-off technologies please email with your details. 

As the program develops, further details will be announced together with a list of speakers and the agenda.

Be sociable; support the BIS!