BIS West Midlands: Nuclear Arrow By Mark Hempsell

Date: 16 November 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Zoom
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The West Midlands Branch Presents: Nuclear Arrow By Mark Hempsell

Speaker: Mark Hempsell

Date: Saturday -16th November 2024

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 15:15

Venue: Via Zoom

Was Black Arrow an unintended nuclear threat! The first two stages of Black Arrow were technically perfect to operate as a silo missile that can deliver the Polaris warhead to Moscow from UK soil. Given this would be the concluded role of any assessment by foreign intelligence services, it is interesting to speculate how this influenced 1960s cold war politics.

Mark Hempsell Bio

Twice President of the British Interplanetary Society, Mark Hempsell, has 40 years’ experience in the space engineering working on both industry at British Aerospace and Reaction Engines and academia at the University of Bristol. He currently runs Hempsell Astronautics Ltd engaging in the Scorpion project.



· 13:55 – The meeting is available to join

· 14:00 – Welcome

· 14:05- Nuclear Arrow By Mark Hempsell

· 14:45 – Questions and Answers (we enable everyone’s microphone to allow an interactive Q&A session)

So, here’s the Plan/Joining Instructions!

1. Register for the Talk using the link

2. Before the event, we will send you an email with the joining link for the meeting.

3. On the day, click meeting link (and follow the on-screen instructions to install Zoom if prompted)


Please Note

The Conference Call and Q & A sessions will be recorded (which may capture your name, picture, voice or video) and made available via the West Midlands Facebook group and possibly via the BIS HQ website. You consent to this by registering for the Conference Call/Q & A sessions.