Robot Controller Board Survey

Prototype robot controller board. Credit: Aron Kidsi

A small and friendly team of robotics engineers at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are designing a cool new product for robotics and other applications like home automation. They are working on a generalised controller board with a lot of features integrated into a very small package. The board has all the functionality to drive a […]

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BIS Space History Conference at Charterhouse

Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey.

Recording the Past – Debating the Present – Inspiring the Future The British Interplanetary Society Space History Conference at Charterhouse will have a varied programme reflecting on Space Exploration, Launcher technology, Space Science, the Development of Commercial Space-based technology, Space Policy and Space-based Astronomy. This is a chance to listen to top speakers, take part […]

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IAC2014 UK Student Paper Winners Selected

Contenders for the IAC2014 prize: (left to right) Chris Welch (Judge), Chiara Palla, Francisco Comin, Tijana Bogicevic, Nathan Donaldson, Ciara McGrath and Stuart Eves (Judge). Chris Welch

Organised by the International Astronautical Federation (of which the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) was a founding member in 1951), the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s largest astronautics/space engineering conference. IAC2014 will take place in Toronto, Canada in October. As part of each IAC, there is a student competition with prizes for the best papers […]

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UKSEDS Kerbal Space Competition


Strap on your boosters and tape up those fuel injection lines because Kerbal Space Program is finally coming to UKSEDS! This article explains the details behind the very first UKSEDS Kerbal Space Program competition. Mission summary: For the first instalment of our Kerbal Competitions, contenders will need to get to the Mun and take Kerbal selfies next […]

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WANTED: World Space Week Treasure Keepers


The British Interplanetary Society are the UK contact for World Space Week (WSW) 2014. They need volunteers to cache and take responsibility for WSW treasures throughout the UK for a worldwide effort geocaching event. World Space Week – what is it and when is it? 4th-10th October has been declared WSW. An annual occasion to celebrate space science and […]

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UKSEDS Outreach Opportunities for June and July 2014


We have some amazing science events coming up and we are looking for UKSEDS volunteers to be a part of these events. Contact UKSEDS outreach officer ([email protected]) if you would like to volunteer with us. Travel expenses will be paid and each volunteer will get a free UKSEDS t-shirts. More details about the events will […]

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IAC2014 UK Student Paper Selection


The brightest and best space students from UK universities will be competing for the chance to represent the UK in the student competition at the 2014 International Astronautical Congress in Toronto in October. The three undergraduate and three postgraduate finalists will be presenting to the selection panel on the afternoon of Saturday 14th June from […]

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