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THE POPULAR COMMERCIALISATION OF SPACE

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The British Interplanetary Society will be hosting a one-day symposium entitled "The Popular Commercialisation of Space" in London on Wednesday 19 September 2001.

The symposium will be held at the BIS premises at 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SZ. It is open to bona fide members of the media and the general public, but pre-registration is recommended since there is a limited number of places.

Low cost reusable launchers and a permanent human presence in space will open up many new commercial opportunities in space, such as space power generation and space tourism. Many of these new space businesses will be very large and will have a considerable impact on society in general. This symposium, organised by the British Interplanetary Society, will explore some of these new opportunities.

The outline programme is listed below.

Members of the media should contact The Executive Secretary on +44 (0)20 7735 3160 if they wish to attend or require any further information.


PROGRAMME.

09.00 Registration

Session 1: Commercialisation of Space: Critical First Steps

09.30 The Ascender Project - An Update
David Ashford, Bristol Spaceplanes

09.50 Orbital Space Tourism: Affordable Ticket Prices in the Near Future
Michel Van Pelt

10.10 Space Access from the High Power Rocket Market
Yvan Bozzonetti - Abstract read by Raporteur - Paper supplied

10.20 A Pragmatic Approach to Space Commercialisation
Peter Mata

10.40 - 11.00 COFFEE


Session 2: Space Tourism: Present and Near Future Opportunities and Problems

11.00 The Future of Space Tourism
Steven Fawkes, Quest Project Support Ltd

11.25 Towards Space Tourism: The Challenge for British Space Policy
Patrick Collins, Azabu University, Japan
Steven Fawkes, Quest Project Support Ltd

11.40 The Popular Commercialisation of Space - The Human Factor Issues
Dr Mike Harrison, QinetiQ

12.00 Spaceflight - Reducing the Risk
Keith Wright

12.20 - 14.10 LUNCH



Session 3: Aspects of Support Infrastructure for the Popular Exploitation of Near-Earth Space

14.10 Opportunities for People and for Commerce around and on the Moon
Dr Bernard Foing, ESA Space Science Dept. Abstract will be read by Raporteur followed by a powerpoint presentation.



Session 4: Media, Arts, Leisure and the Space Environment

14.30 Games and Space: From Computer Games to True Spacecraft on the Internet
Yvan Bozzonetti - Abstract read by Raporteur - Paper supplied

14.40 On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-gravity
Oliver Thornton, Patrick Collins, Azabu University, Japan

15.00 Space Ballet and the Legacy of the Ballet Russe

Mikhael Popov

15.20 - 15.40 TEA

15.40 Live from the Mars Hotel - Space Locations and the Film Industry
David Sivier

16.00 Questions & Answers

16.30 Close


CONTACT:

Shirley Jones,
Executive Secretary,
British Interplanetary Society,
27/29 South Lambeth Road,
London SW8 1SZ
Tel: +44 (0)207-735-3160
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or refer to the BIS web site at: http://www.bis-spaceflight.com

 

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18 September 2001