October 14, 2015
With the start of Fall term at Drexel, the team begins working on Project Tin Tin. Although we are still deciding, the current top name suggestion for our design is Project Tiny Tim. The team this year is over saturated with brainpower which will certainly lead to some creative design ideas and colorful discussions.
June 4, 2015
Hello Everyone, This weekend, the team visited the Hayden Planetarium at American Museum of Natural History in NYC. They gained insight into the formation of the universe and its composition and valuable perspective about cosmic distances and scales. They also learned many other cool and interesting space facts. Unfortunately they did not get to meet
May 20, 2015
Hello everyone, Over the past couple of weeks, the team has been making a lot of headway on some major milestones. For starters, the propulsion group has been working on the propulsion models. These calculations include determining how long our initial burn period will be, which is important for our shielding and fuel team for
April 25, 2015
Hello Everyone, Another exciting term is underway at Drexel, and with it comes the first spring meeting of Icarus Interstellar! In this meeting, we mainly discussed our current progress on each section, and what work still needs to be done. One of the major things to come out of this meeting was a new group
November 17, 2014
On the weekend of November 7, a team of four undergraduate engineers from Drexel University drove from Philadelphia, PA to Atlanta, GA to discuss the design of the Project Icarus spacecraft thanks to the generous aid of Drexel’s SAFAC and MEM SAC. Those in attendance from Drexel included: Zachary Block, John Breslin, David Evinshteyn, and
November 4, 2014
Greetings Everyone! On Saturday 10/18, Drexel hosted the first interstellar hack-a-thon. We were joined online by two members of Project Icarus (Rob Swinney and Brian Bixler), who provided excellent advice throughout the day. The Zeus ship is making great progress, and we can’t wait to present it on the weekend of 11/07.
August 4, 2014
On July 23rd, Drexel’s chapter of Icarus Interstellar visited ILC Dover; the company that designed the Apollo mission spacesuits! We would like to thank Dr. Marek Swoboda for making this possible. Reach for the Stars!
July 10, 2014
Hello Everyone! Over the past 2 weeks we have begun to shift our focus toward the overall design of the craft. This includes designing and fitting each system into a neat package. So far we have been compiling design criteria so that we have a general idea of what we are designing toward. Some criteria
June 2, 2014
Hello everyone, This week, we focused on Project Tin Tin research proposals for communications and intermodule controls. As for Project Icarus, we held an informal meeting to go over the procedure for our “end of term” presentations, which will be held on Tuesday June 3rd. Come back next week to see all the progress we
May 27, 2014
Hello Everyone, This week we met to discuss Project Icarus, and the progress everyone has made on their individual systems. So far, everyone has made excellent progress toward our goal for week 10. Also, a new system group was formed that would look into the feasibility and execution of accelerating the craft prior to leaving