On this page we list every technical paper that has been published on interstellar studies or related themes. This includes paper on:

  • Spacecraft concepts and designs, robotic and crewed.
  • Space technology papers, TRL1-9, especially propulsion.
  • Nearby mission targets, exoplanet papers, specifically within 20 light years.
  • Sociological, political, philosophical papers or otherwise addressing interstellar issues.
  • Interplanetary designs or mission architectures which are relevant to interstellar.
  • Breakthrough Physics concepts, especially propulsion.
  • General Relativity & Quantum Field Theory papers as applied to Warp Drives and Worm Holes.

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Davis, B. R, Gravitational Lens: The Space Probe Design (Thesis), AFIT/GA/ENY/12-M06, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012.


Bradbury, R.J, M.Cirkoivc & G.Dvorsky, Dysonian Approach to SETI: A Fruitful Middle Ground?, JBIS, 64, 5, pp.156-165, May 2011.

Crawford, I.A, Project Icarus: A Review of Local Interstellar Medium Properties of Relevance for Space Missions to the Nearest Stars, Acta Astronautica, 68, 7-8, pp.691-699, April-May 2011.

Crawford, I.A, Project Icarus: A Review of Local Interstellar Medium Properties of Relevance for Space Missions to the Nearest Stars, Acta Astronautica, 68, 7-8, pp.691-699, April-May 2011.

Galea, P & R.Swinney, Project Icarus: Mechanisms For Enhancing The Stability of Gravitationally Lensed Interstellar Communications, JBIS, 64, 1/2, pp.24-28, January/February 2011.

Hein, A.M, A.C.Tziolas & R.Osborne, Project Icarus: Stakeholder Scenarios for an Interstellar Exploration Program, JBIS, 64, 6/7, PP.224-233, June/July 2011.

Inoue, M & H.Yokoo, Type III Dyson Sphere of Highly Advanced Civilisations Around A Super Massive Black Hole, JBIS, 64, 3, pp.59-62, March 2011.

Long, K.F, Interstellar Institute for Aerospace Research: A Concept Proposal, JBIS, 64, 5, pp.166-170, May 2011.

Long, K.F, Project Icarus: The First Unmanned Interstellar Mission, Robotic Expansion & Technological Growth, JBIS, 64, 4, pp.107-115, April 2011.

Long, K.F, R.Obousy and A.Tziolas, Project Icarus: The Origins And Aims of the Study, JBIS, 64, 3, pp.88-91, March 2011.

Long, K.F, R.K.Obousy, A.Hein, Project Icarus: Optimisation of Nuclear Fusion Propulsion for Intertsellar Missions, Acta Astronautica, 2011.

Mathews, J.D, From Here to ET, JBIS, 64, 6/7, pp.234-241, June/July 2011.

McNutt, R.L Jr & R.F.Wimer-Schweingruber, Enabling Interstellar Probe, Acta Astronautica, 68, 7-8, pp.790-801, April-May 2011.

McNutt, R.L Jr, M.Gruntmann, S.M.Krimigis et al., Interstellar Probe: Impact of the Voyager and IBEX results on Science and Strategy, Acta Astronautica, 69, 9-10, pp.767-776, December 2011.

Messerschmitt, D.G & I.S.Morrison, Design of Interstellar Digital Communications Links: Some Insights from Communication Engineering, Acta Astronautica, November 2011 (Press in Proof)

Millis, M.G, First Interstellar Missions, Considerating Energy and Incessant Obsolescence, JBIS, 2011.

Millis, M.G, Predictions for Civilian Spaceflight Based on Patterns from History, JBIS, 2011.

Obousy, R & A.Saharian, Casimir Energy, Extra Dimensions and Exotic Propulsion, JBIS, 64, 6/7, pp.214-223, June/July 2011.

Swinney, R, K.F.Long and P.Galea, Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star – A Technical Update and Programme Review, JBIS, 64, 1/2, pp.17-23, January/February 2011.

Vakoch, D.A & M.Matessa, An Algorithmic Approach to Communicating Reciprocal Altruism in Interstellar Messages: Drawing Analogies Between Social and Astrophysical Phenomena, Acta Astronautica, 68, 3-4, pp.459-475, February-March 2011.

Winterberg, F, Negative Mass Propulsion, JBIS, 64, 1/2, pp.3-16, January/February 2011.


Puthoff, Harold, E, Advanced Space Propulsion Based On Vacuum (Spacetime Metric) Engineering, 63, 3, pp.82-89, March 2010.

Carrigan, R.A Jr, Starry Messages: Searching For Signatures of Interstellar Archeology, JBIS, 63, 3, pp.90-103, March 2010.

Cartin, D, On the Maximum Sufficient Range of Interstellar Vessels, JBIS, 63, 5/6, pp.218-221, May/June 2010.

Cockell, C.S, Essay on the Causes and Consequences of Extraterrestrial Tyranny, JBIS, 63, 1, pp.15-37, January 2010.

Crawford, I.A., A Comment on ‘The Far Future of Exoplanet Direct Characterization – The Case for Interstellar Space Probes, Astrobiology, 10, 853-856, (2010).

Crawford, I.A., Project Icarus: Astronomical Considerations Relating to the Choice of Target Star, J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc., 63, 419-425, (2010).

DeVito, C.L, Alien Mathematics, JBIS, 63, 8, pp.306-309, August 2010.

Hensher, M, Is “Alien Abduction” Extraterrestrial Visitation? Developing Prospective Study Designs To Gather Physical Evidence of Alleged “Alien Abduction“, JBIS, 63, 8, pp.310-315, August 2010.

Kammash, T, Self-Fueling Fusion Hybrid Reactor for Space Power and Propulsion, JBIS, 63, 9/10, pp.384-386, September/October 2010.

Long, K.F & R.K.Obousy, Project Icarus: Project Programme Document (PPD) Overview Project Plan Covering Period 2009-2014, Incorporating Major Task Plan for Phase III Concept Design Covering Period May 2010 – April 2011, Internal Project Icarus Study Group Publication, May 12 2010.

Maccone, C, The Statistical Fermi Paradox, JBIS, 63, 5/6, pp.222-239, May/June 2010.

Matloff, G.L, Red Giants and Solar Sails, JBIS, 63, 2, pp.74-77, February 2010.

McNutt, R.L, Jr, Interstellar Probe, White Paper for US Heliophysics Decadal Survey, 2010.

Miley, GH, X.Yang, F.A.Flippo & H.Hora, Fusion Space Propulsion Using Fast-Ignition Inertial Confinement Fusion (FI-ICF), 63, 9/10, pp.387-390, September/October 2010.

Moore, D, Lost in Time and Lost in Space: The Consequences of Temporal Dispersion for Exosolar Technological Civilisations, JBIS, 63, 8, pp.297-305, August 2010.

Vakoch, D.A, An Iconic Approach to Communicating Musical Concepts in Interstellar Messages, Acta Astronautica, 67, 11-12, pp.1406-1409, December 2010.

Winterberg, F, Convergent Shock Wave Ignition of High Gain Magnetised Fusion For Hybrid Chemical-Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, JBIS, 63, 8, pp.292-296, August 2010.

Zampino, E.J, Lorentz Transformations Expressed in Complex And Split-Complex Form, JBIS, 63, 8, pp.282-291, August 2010.


Baxter, S, Imagining The Alien: The Portrayal of Extraterrestrial Intelligence & SETI In Science Fiction, JBIS, 62, pp.131-138, 2009.

Baxter, S. Renaissance Versus Revelation: The Timescale of The Interpretation & Assimilation of A Message from ETI, JBIS, 62, 11/12, pp.382-385, November/December 2009.

Cockell, C.S, Liberty & The Limits to the Extraterrestrial State, JBIS, 62, pp.139-157, 2009.

Crawford, I.A, The Astronomical, Astrobiological & Planetary Science Case for Interstellar Spaceflight, JBIS, 62, 11/12, pp.415-421, November/December 2009.

Ellery, A, Selective Snapshot of State of the Art Artificial Intelligence & Robotics with Reference to the Icarus Starship, JBIS, 62, 11/12, pp.427-439, November/December 2009.

Lewis, R.A, K.Meyer, G.A.Smith, S.D.Howe, AIMStar: Antimatter Initiated Microfusion For Pre-cursor Interstellar Missions, Internal Publication, Laboratory for Elementary Particle Science, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999 {year needs to be confirmed}.

Long, K.F, M.Fogg, R.Obousy, A.Tziolas, A.Mann, R.Osborne & A.Presby, Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star, JBIS, 62, 11/12, pp.403-414, November/December 2009.

Long, K.F, Fusion, Antimatter & The Space Drive: Charting A Path to the Stars, JBIS, 62, pp.89-98, 2009.

Parkinson, R, Using Daedalus for Local Transport, JBIS, 62, 11/12, November/December 2009.

Semyonov, O.G, Radiation Hazard of Relativistic Interstellar Flight, Acta Astronautica, 64, 5-6, pp.644-653, March-April 2009.

Winterberg, F, Advanced Deuterium Fusion Rocket Propulsion for Manned Deep Space Missions, JBIS, 62, 11/12, pp.386-401, November/December 2009.


Baxter, S. SETI Before Marconi: Sunlight Beacons & The Fermi Paradox, JBIS, 61, pp.440-443, 2008.

Fearn, D.G, Technologies to Enable Near-Term Interstellar Precursor Missions; Is 400 AU Accessible?, JBIS, 61, pp.279-283, 2008.

Long, K.F, Fusion, Antimatter & The Space Drive: Charting A Path to the Stars, JBIS, 62, pp.89-98, 2009.

Long, K.F, The Status of the Warp Drive, JBIS, 61,pp.347-352, 2008.

Obousy, R.K & G.Cleaver, Warp Drive: A New Approach, JBIS, 61, pp.364-369, 2008.

Winterberg, F, Lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion Driven by High Explosives, Laser and Particle Beams, 26, pp.127-135, 2008.


Froning, Roach, Fluid-Dynamic Simulations of Warp Drive Flight Through Negative Pressure Zero-Point Vacuum, AIP Conf.Proc.880, 1125-1131, 2007.


Benford, G et al., Power-Beaming Concepts for Future Deep Space Exploration, JBIS, 59, 2006.

Deutsch, C & N.A.Tahir, Fusion Reactions & Matter-Antimatter Annihilation for Space Propulsion, Laser and Particle Beams, 24, pp.605-616, 2006.

Fearn, D, Ion Propulsion: An Enabling Technology for Interstellar Precursor Missions, JBIS, 59, pp.88-93, 2006.

Gruntmann, M & R.L.McNutt Jr et al., Innovative Explorer Mission to Interstellar Space, JBIS, 59, 2, 2006.


Buniy, R.V & S.D.H.Hsu, Semi-Classical Wormholes are Unstable, Physics Letters B, 632, pp.127-130, 2006.

Long, K.F, Black Holes, Worm Holes & The Development of a Dynamic Warp Drive Metric, JBIS, 58, 5, pp.146-154, 2005.

Millis, M.G, Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods, NASA/TM-2004-213406, December 2004.

Millis, M.G, Assessing Potential Propulsion Breakthroughs, Ann.N.Y.Acad.Sci,1065, pp441-461, 2005.

Winterberg, F, Fusion-Fission-Fusion Fast Ignition Plasma Focus, Physics Letters A, 336, pp.188-192, 2005.


Lobo, Visser, Fundamental Limitations on Warp Drive Spacetimes, Class.Quantum Grav, 21, 5871-5892, 2004.

McNutt, R.L, Jr et al., A Realistic Interstellar Explorer, Advances in Space Research, 34, 2004.

Millis, M.G, Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods, NASA/TM-2004-213406, December 2004.

Scheffer, L, Aliens Can Watch ‘I Love Lucy’, Contact In Context, A Publication of the SETI League, 2004.

Shmatov, M.L, Creation of the Directed Plasma Fluxes with Ignition of Microexplosions by and with the use of Distant Microexplosions, JBIS, 57, pp.362-378, 2004.

Williams, C.H et al., Recommended Design Practices for Conceptual Nuclear Fusion Space Propulsion Systems, Special Project Report, AIAA SP-108-2004.

Zurbuchen, T.H, A.Gallimore, D.Scheeres, N.Murphy, G.Zank, R.Malhotra, H.Funsten, Interstellar Probe: Breakthrough Science Enabled by Nuclear Propulsion, IEEEAC Ppaer, 2604, 2004.


Adams, R.B, R.A.Alexander, J.M.Chapman. S.S.Fincher, R.C.Hopkins, A.D.Philips, T.T.Polsgrove, R.J.Litchford, B.W.Patton, G.Statham, P.S.White, Y.C.F.Thio, Conceptual Design of In-Space Vehicles for Human Exploration of the Outer Planets, NASA/TP-2003-212691, November 2003.

Benford, J, Flight and Spin of Microwave-Driven Sails: First Experiments, Proc.Pulsed Power Plasma Science, IEEE 01 CH37251, p548, 2003.

Matloff, G.L, The Perforated Solar Sail: Its Application to Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 56, pp.255-261, 2003.

McNutt, R.L, Jr et al., Phase II Final Report; A Realistic Interstellar Explorer, NIAC, 7600-039, 2003.

McNutt, R.L, Jr et al., Low-Cost Interstellar Probe, Acta Astronautica, 52, 2003.

Orth, C.D, VISTA – A Vehicle for Interplanetary Space Transport Applications Powered by Inertial Confinement Fusion, UCRL-TR110500, 2003.

Shepherd, L.R, Interstellar Flight, Space Chronicle, JBIS, 56, Suppl.2, pp.80-91, 2003 (republication of 1952 paper).


Kammash, T, Antiproton Driven Magnetically Insulated Inertial Confinement Fusion (MICF) Propulsion System, NIAC 98-02 Final Report, 2002.

Natario, Warp Drive with Zero Expansion, Class.Quantum Grav, 19, 1157-1165, 2002.


Benford, J et al, Microwave Beam-Driven Sail Flight Experiments, Proc.Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf.Proceedings 552, ISBN 1-56396-980-7 STAIF, p540, 2001.

Chew, G, M.Doyle & M.Stancati, Interstellar Spaceflight Primer, NASA Contract No.NASAW-5067, Science Applicatoins International Corporation, Final Report for Delivery Order 167, March 2001.

Williams, C.H et al., Realizing ’2001: A Space Odyssey’: Piloted Spherical Torus Nuclear Fusion Propulsion, NASA/TM-2005-213559, 2001.

Williams, C.H, Trajectory Design And Mission Analysis of Fast, Outer Solar System Travel, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 01-161, Santa Barbara California, 11-14 February 2001.


Bonometti, J.A & P.J.Morton, External PUlsed Plasma Propulsion (EPP) Analysis Maturation, AIAA-2000-3610, 2000.

Crawford, I.A., Searching for Extraterrestrials: Where are They?’, Scientific American, July 2000, 38-43, 2000.

Orth, C.D, Parameter Studies for the VISTA Spacecraft Concept, UCRL-JC-141513, Presented NASA Advanced Propulsion Workshop in Fusion Propulsion, Huntsville, Alabama, November 8-10, 2000. Paper dated 21 Novembr 2000.

Solem, J.C, The Moon and the Medusa: Use of Lunar Assets in Nuclear-Pulse-Propelled Space Travel, JBIS, 53, pp.362-370, 2000.


Clark, Hiscock & Larson, Null Geodesics in the Alcubierre Warp Drive Spacetime: The View from the Bridge, Class.Quantum Grav, 16, 3965-3972, 1999.

Gaidos, G, AIMSTAR: Antimatter Initiated Microfusion for Pre-Cursor Interstellar Missions, Acta Astronautica, 44, 2-4, pp.183-186, 1999.

Harris, H & N.Marzwell, Interstellar Science, Technology, Mission, Roadmap, Sponsored by Advanced Concepts Office NASA, JPL study report, 1999 {Ed: confirmation required on the year of publication}.

Kuhfittig, P.K.F, A Wormhole with a Special Shape Function, Am.J.Phys, 67, 2 February 1999.

Landis, G.A, Beamed Energy propulsion for Practical Interstellar Flight, JBIS, 52, pp.420-423, 1999.

Landis, G.A, Advanced Solar and Laser Pushed Lightsail Concepts, Final Report for NIAC, May 31, 1999.

McNutt, R.L, Jr et al., Phase I Final Report; A Realistic Interstellar Explorer, NIAC CP, 98-01, 1999.

Van Den Broeck, C, A Warp Drive with More Reasonable Total Energy Requirements, Class.Quantum Grav, 16, 3973-3979, 1999.


Coule, No Warp Drive, Class.Quantum Grav, 15, 2523-2527, 1998.

Krasnikov, Hyperfast Interstellar Travel in General Relativity, Phys.Rev D, 57, 4760, 1998.


Crawford, I.A., How common are technological civilisations in the Galaxy?, Astronomy and Geophysics, 38(4), 24-26, (1997).

Everett, Superluminal Subway: The Krasnikov Tube, Phys.Rev D, 56, 4, August 1997.

Ford, Roman, Restrictions on Negative Energy Density in Flat Spacetime, Phys.Rev D, 55, 2082, 1997.

Halyard, R.J, Comparison of Proposed Inertial Confinement Fusion Propulsion Systems for Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 50, pp.129-136, 1997.

Hiscock, Quantum Effects in the Alcubierre Warp Drive Spacetime, Class.Quantum Grav, 14, L183-L188, 1997.

Millis, M.G, Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop Preliminary Results, NASA/TM-97-206241, November 1997.

Millis, M.G, Challenge to Create the Space Drive, Journal of Propulsion & Power, 13, 5, pp.577-582, September-October 1997.

Millis, M.G, Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Research Program, NASA TM-107381, Prepared for the Space Technology & Applications International Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 26-30, 1997.

Pfenning, Ford, The Unphysical Nature of Warp Drive, Class.Quantum Grav, 14, 1743-1751, 1997.

Williams, C.H & S.K.Borowski, An Assessment of Fusion Space Propulsion Concepts and Desired Operating Parameters for Fast Solar System Travel, AIAA 97-3074, 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Seattle, WA, July 6-9, 1997.

Williams, C.H, An Analytic Approximation to Very High Specific Impulse and Specific Power Interplanetary Space Mission Analysis, NASA TM107058, 1996.


Anderson, J.L, Leaps of the Imagination: Interstellar Flight & The Horizon Mission Methodology, JBIS, 49, pp.15-20, 1996.

Everett, Warp Drive & Causality, Phys.Rev D, V53, 12, June 1996.

Lesh, J.R, C.J.Ruggier & R.J.Cesarone, Space Communications Technologies for Interstellar Missions, JBIS, 49, pp.7-14, 1996.


Anderson, J.L, Virtual Business Targets Using the Horizon Mission Methodology, AIAA 95-3831, AIAA 1995 Space Programs and Technologies Conference, Huntsville, AL, September 26-28, 1995.

Bennett, G.L, R.L.Forward & R.H.Frisbee, Report on the NASA/JPL Workshop on Advanced Quantum/Relativity Theory Propulsion, AIAA 95-2599, 31st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 10-12, San Diego, CA, 1995.

Crawford, I.A, Some Thoughts on the Implications of Faster-Than-Light Interstellar Space Travel, Q.J.R.astro.Soc, 36, pp.205-218, 1995.

Ford, Roman, Averaged Energy Conditions and Quantum Inequalities, Phys.Rev.D, 51, 4277-4286, 1995.

Mankins, J.C, Technology Readiness Levels, A White Paper, April 6, 1995.


Alcubierre, M, The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel within General Relativity, Class.Quantum Grav, 11-5, L73-L77, 1994.

Solem, J.C, Nuclear Explosive Propulsion for Interplanetary Travel: Extension of the Medusa Concept for Higher Specific Impulse, JBIS, 47, pp.229-238, 1994.


Solem, J.C, Medusa: Nuclear Explosive Propulsion for Interplanetary Travel, JBIS, 46, pp.21-26, 1993.



Cassenti, B.N, Design Concepts for the Interstellar Ramjet, AIAA 91-2537, 27th AIAA/ASME Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacremento, CA, June 24-26, 1991.

Halyard, R.J, Optimum Interstellar Travel Times for Pulsed Fusion Proulsion Systems, JBIS, 44, 8, pp.377-384, August 1991.

Lawton, A.T et al., Searching for Other Worlds, JBIS, 44, 8, August 1991.

Matloff, G.L, Earth Interstellar Precursor Solar Sail Probes, JBIS, 44, 8, August 1991.

Nussinov, M.D et al., Evolutionary Approach to SETI Problems, JBIS, 44, 8, August 1991.

Rather, J.D.G, Lasers Revisited: Their Superior Utility for Interstellar Beacons, Communications and Travel, JBIS, 44, 8, August 1991.

Schulze, N.R, Fusion Energy for Space Missions in the 21st Century, NASA TM-4298, August 1991.

Zubrin, R, The Use of Magnetic Sails to Escape from Low Earth Orbit, AIAA-91-2533, Presented AIAA/ASME Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacremento, CA, June 1991.

Zubrin, R, Nuclear Salt Water Rockets: High Thrust at 10,000 Seconds Isp, JBIS, 44, 8, August 1991.


Andrews, D.G & R.M.Zubrin, Magnetic Sails & Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 43, pp.265-272, 1990.

Augenstein, B.W, Interstellar Colonisation by Visiting Card, JBIS, 42, 6, June 1990.

Crawford, I.A, Interstellar Travel: A Review for Astronomers, Q.Jl R.astr.Soc, 31, pp.377-400, 1990.

Devito, C.J, et al., A Language Based On the Fundamental Facts of Science, JBIS, 43, 12, December 1990.

Gray, R.H, Isotropically Detectable Interstellar Beacons, JBIS, 43, 12, December 1990.

Harris, M.J, A Search for Linear Alignments of Gamma-Ray Burst Sources, JBIS, 43, 12, December 1990.

Lawton, A.T et al., The Search for Companions to Epsilon Eridani, JBIS, 43, 12, December 1990.

Maccone, C, Relativistic Interstellar Flight and Genetics, JBIS, 43, 12, December 1990.

Michaud, M.A.G, A Manifesto for Expansion, JBIS 43, 12, December 1990.

Nordley, G.D, Application of Antimatter-Electric Power to Interstellar Propulsion, JBIS, 43, pp.241-258, June 1990.

Oliver, B.M, A Review of Interstellar Rocketry Fundamentals, JBIS, 43, pp.259-264, June 1990.

Varsi, G, Telerobotics for the Efficient Utilisation of Space, JBIS, 43, 6, June 1990.

Vulpetti, G, Multiple Propulsion Concept for Interstellar Flight: General Theory and Basic Results, JBIS, 43, 12, 1990.



Beals, K.A et al., Projecty Longshot, An Unmanned Probe to Alpha Centauri, N89-16904, 1988.

Fogg, M.J, The Feasibility of Intergalactic Colonisation and its Relevance to SETI, JBIS, 41, 11, November 1988.

Kammash, T et al., A Promising Fusion Approach to Advanced Space Propulsion, JBIS, 41, 11, November 1988.

Lebon, B.A, An International Space Telpher System (ISTS) Using An Earth Grain Ring, JBIS, 41, 11, November 1988.

Matloff, G.L, Interstellar Gravity Assist Propulsion: A Correction and New Application, JBIS, 41, 11, November 1988.

Morris, M.S & K.S.Thorne, Wormholes in Spacetime and their Use for Interstellar Travel: A Tool for Teaching General Relativity, Am.J.Phys.56, 5, May 1988.

Patagiannis, M.D, Bioastronomy – The Next Steps, A Report on IA Collquium 99, JBIS, 41, 11, November 1988.

Schultz, F.W, The Effects of Investment in Extraterrestrial Resources and Manufacturing on the Limits to Growth, 41, 11, November 1988.


Deardorff, J.W, Examination of the Embargo Hypothesis as an Explanation for the Great Silence, JBIS, 40, 8, August 1987.

Early, J.T, Space Transportation System with Energy Transfer and Force Beams, JBIS, 40, 8, August 1987.

Lebon, B.A, Space Transportation Through Magnetic Shepherding of a Grazing Earth Ring: An Ecological Heart-Shaped Earth Ring by 2010, JBIS, 40, 8, August 1987.

Minovitch, M.A, A Generalised Theory of Classical Rocket Propulsion for Future Space Travel, JBIS, 40, 8, August 1987.

Nock, K.T, TAU – A Mission to a Thousand Astronomical Units, Presented at 19th AIAAIDGLR/JSASS International Electric Propulsion Conference, 1987.

Paptrony, Z et al., Interstellar Travel and Communication Bibliography – 1986 Update, JBIS, 40, 8, August 1987.


Aston, G, Electric Propulsion: A Far Reaching Technology, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.503-507, November 1986.

Bloomfield, M, Sociology of an Interstellar Vehicle, JBIS, 39, 3, pp.116-120, March 1986.

Bond, A & A.R.Martin, Project Daedalus Reviewed, JBIS, 39, pp.385-390, September 1986.

Coffey, E.J, Evolutionary Objections to Alien Design Models, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.508-512, November 1986.

Fogg, M.J, Extra-Solar Planetary Systems III: Potential Sites for the Origin and Evolution of Technical Civilisations, JBIS, 39, 7, pp.99-109, pp.317-324, July 1986.

Forward, R.L, Feasibility of Interstellar Travel: A Review, Acta Astronautica, 14, pp.243-252, 1986.

Forward, R.L, Feasibility of Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 39, 9, pp.379-384, September 1986.

Froning, H.D, Use of Vacuum Energies for Interstellar Space Flight, JBIS, 39, 9, pp.410-415, September 1986.

Jones, E.M, P.W.Quigg & J.I.Gabrynowicz, The Space Settlement Papers, JBIS, 39, 7, pp.291-311, July 1986.

Ksanfomality, L.V, Problem of Habitation on Planetary Systems of Red Dwarf Stars, JBIS, 39, 9, pp.416-417, September 1986.

Lebon, B.A, Magnetic Shepherding of Orbital Grain Streams, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.486-490, November 1986.

Matloff, G.L, Faster Non-Nuclear World Ships, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.475-485, November 1986.

Matloff, G.L, World Ships and White Dwarfs, JBIS, 39, 3, pp.114-115, March 1986.

McLaughlin, W.I, A SETI Experiment, JBIS, 39, 7, pp.325-326, July 1986.

Meisner, R.D, The Compatibility of the Universe to Complex Order: Paradigms and Speculations, JBIS, 39, 3, pp.121-126, March 1986.

Paprotny, Z, et al., Interstellar Travel and communication Bibliography – 1985 Update, JBIS, 39, 3, pp.127-137, March 1986.

Subotowicz, M, Possible Existence of Terrestrial-Like Civilisations, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.499-502, November 1986.

Subotowicz, M, Energy for Interstellar Flights Delivered Through Nuclear Matter Compression in Heavy Nuclei Collisions and in Muon Catalysed ‘Cold’ Fusion in Compressed Hydrogen, JBIS, 39, 7, pp.312-316, July 1986.

Tarter, J.C, Review of Methodology and Technology Available for the Detection of Extrasolar Planetary Systems, JBIS, 39, 9, pp.418-424, September 1986.

Tough, A, What Role Will Extraterrestrials Play in Humanities Future?, JBIS, 39, 11, pp.491-498, November 1986.

Vulpetti, G, Antimatter Propulsion for Space Exploration, JBIS, 39, 9, pp.391-409, September 1986.

Zito, R.R, Antimatter Reactor Dynamics, JBIS, 39, 3, pp.110-13, March 1986.


Birch, P, Can Populations Grow Forever, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.99-105, March 1985.

Elliott, J.O & W.K.Terry, Plasma Expansion in the Daedalus First-Stage Engine, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.120-128, March 1985.

Freitas, R.A, Observable Characteristics of Extra-Terrestrial Technological Civilisations, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.106-112, March 1985.

Matloff, G.L, On the Potential Performance of Non-Nuclear Interstellar Arks, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.113-119, March 1985.

Prytz, J, CETI: What are the Benefits?, Correspondence, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.524-526, November 1985.

Coffey, E.J, The Improbability of Behavioural Convergence in Aliens – Behavioural Implications of Morphology, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.515-520, November 1985.

Finney, B.R, SETI and Interstellar Migration, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.274-275, June 1985.

Fogg, M.J, Extra-Solar Planetary Systems: A Microcomputer Simulation, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.501-514, November 1985.

Forward, R.L, Starwisp: An Ultra-Light Interstellar Probe, 22, 3, pp.345-350, May /June 1985.

Gerard, V.B, The Zoo We Live In, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.137-138, March 1985.

Hands, J, Suspended Animation for Space Flight, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.139-142, March 1985.

Jones, E.M, A Manned Interstellar Vessel Using Microwave Propulsion: A Dysonship, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.270-273, June 1985.

Lebon, B, A Rational Goal for Mankind, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.262-264, June 1985.

Martin, A.R, Space Resources and the Limits to Growth, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.243-252, June 1985.

Martin, A.R, International Academy of Astronautics Review Meeting on Communications with Extraterrestrial Intelligence, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.276-280, June 1985.

Matloff, G.L & C.B.Ubell, Worldships: Prospects for Non-Nuclear Propulsion and Power Sources, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.253-261, June 1985.

Matloff, G.L & E.Mallove, Non-Nuclear Interstellar Flight: Application of Planetary Gravitational Assists, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.133-136, March 1985.

Ney, P, Extraterrestrial Intelligence Contact Treaty, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.521-523, November 1985.

Nussinov, M.D et al., Evolutionary Approach to Developing Abiogenesis Models, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.494-500, November 1985.

Papagiannis, M.D, The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments. A Report on IAU Symposium 112, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.281-286, June 1985.

Reupke, W.A, Inertial Fusion Systems Studies and Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, JBIS, 38, 11, pp.483-493, November 1985.

Smith, A.G, Failures, Setbacks and Compensations in Interstellar Expansion, JBIS, 38, 6, pp.265-269,  June 1985.

Stalker, R.J, Trend Analysis for Interstellar Ramjet Technologies, JBIS, 38, 3, pp.129-132, March 1985.

Wallace, R.A, W.H.Blume, N.D.Hulkower and C.L.Yen, Interplanetary Missions for the Late Twentieth Century, J.Spacecraft, 22, 3, pp.316-324, May-June 1985.


Bainbridge, W.S, Computer Simulation of Cultural Drift: Limitations on Interstellar Colonisation, JBIS, 37, 9, pp.420-429, September 1984.

Birch, P, Is Faster Than Light Travel Causually Possible?, JBIS, 37, 3, pp.117-123, March 1984.

Bond, A & A.R.Martin, World Ships – An Assessment of the Engineering Feasibility, JBIS, 37, pp.254-266, pp.254-266, June 1984.

Cassenti, B.N, Optimisation of Relativistic Antimatter Rockets, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.483-490, November 1984.

Cesarone, R.J, A.B.Sergeyevsky & S.J.Kerridge, Prospects for the Voyager Extra-Planetary and Interstellar Mission, JBIS, 37, 3, pp.99-116, March 1984.

Denton, T, Dancing in our Lenses: Why There are not More Technological Civilisations, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.522-525, November 1984.

Dunlop, A, Existence of Extra-Terrestrial Life, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.513-514, November 1984.

Forward, R.L, Roundtrip Interstellar Travel Using Laser-Pushed Lightsails, J.Spacecraft & Rockets, 21, 2, pp.187-195, March-April 1984.

Grant, T.J, The Population Stability of Isolated World Ships and World Ship Fleets, JBIS, 37, 6, pp.267-284, June 1984.

Holmes, D.L, WorldShips: A Sociological View, JBIS, 37, 6, pp.296-304, June 1984.

Lacey, D, Some Social Implications of a Generation Starship, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.499-501, November 1984.

Legget, N.E et al., Space Greenhouse Designs, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.495-498, November 1984.

Matloff, G.L, The State of the Art Solar Sail and the Interstellar Precursor Mission, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.491-494, November 1984.

Martin, A.R, World Ships – Concept, Cause, Cost, Construction and Colonisation, JBIS, 37, pp.243-253, pp.243-253, June 1984.

Matloff, G.L, Interstellar Solar Sailing: Consideration of Real and Projected Sail Materials, JBIS, 37, 3, pp.135-141, March 1984.

Molik, P, Artificial Intelligence as an Evolutionary Stage of Human Mind, JBIS, 37, 9, pp.414-419, September 1984.

Paprotny, Z, et al., Interstellar Travel and Communications Bibliography, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.502-512, November 1984.

Smith, A.G, Worlds in Miniature – Life in the Starship Environment, JBIS, 37, 5, pp.285-295, June 1984.

Tang, T.B, The Number of Inhabited Planets in the Galaxy, JBIS, 37, 9, pp.410-413, September 1984.

Vulpetti, G, Relativistic Astrodynamics: The Problem of Payload Optimisation in a Two-Star Exploration Flight witih an Intermediate Powered Swing-By, JBIS, 37, 11, pp.515-521, November 1984.

Vulpetti, G, An Approach to the Modelling of Matter-Antimatter Propulsion Systems, JBIS, 37, 9, pp.403-409, September 1984.

Vulpetti, G, A, Propulsion-Oriented Synthesis of the Antiproton-Nucleon Annihilation Experimental Results, JBIS, 37, 3, pp.124-134, March 1984.


Bainbridge, W.S, Attitudes Towards Interstellar Communication: An Emperical Study, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.

Birch, P, Orbital Ring Systems and Jacob’s Ladders – III, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Cathcart, R.B, A Megastructural End to Geologic Time, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.

Crowe, D.G, Laser Induced Pair Production As a Matter-Antimatter Source, JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Freitas, R.A, Jr, The Case for Interstellar Probes, JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Freitas, R.A, Jr, Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Solar System: Resolving the Fermi Paradox, JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Freitas, R.A, Jr, The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts (SETA), JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Froning, H.D, Requirements for Rapid Transport to the Further Stars, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Martin, A.R & A.Bond, Is Mankind Unique? – The Lack of Evidence for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, JBIS, 36, pp.223-225, 1983.

Martin, A Delphi Experiment on Mankind’s Interstellar Future, JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Matloff, G.L, Beyond the Thousand-Year-Ark: Further Study of Non-Nuclear Interstellar Flight, JBIS, 36, 11, November 1983.

Matloff, G.L et al., The Interstellar Solar Sail – Optimization and Further Analysis, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Martin, A.R, Computer Programs and ‘JBIS’ Interstellar Studies – Some Guidelines for Submission, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.

Martin, A.R et al., Is Mankind Unique?, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983

McLaughlin, W.I, Pathways of Evolution for Man and Machine, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Nussinov, M.D, et al., Space Vacuum Hinders Radiopanspermia, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Papagiannis, M.D, Search for Extraterrestrial Life – A New Commision of the IAC, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.

Paprotny, Z, et al., Interstellar Travel and Communication Bibliography: 1982 Update, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.

Stephenson, D.G, Comets and Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 36, 5, May 1983.

Zito, R.R, Chain Reactions in A Hydrogen Antiproton, JBIS, 36, 7, July 1983.


Bond, A, On the Improbability of Intelligent Extraterrestrials, JBIS, 35, 5, pp.195-207, May 1982.

Cassenti, B.N, A Comparison of Interstellar Propulsion Methods, JBIS, 35, 3, pp.116-124, March 1982.

Cassenti, B.N, Design Considerations for Relativistic Antimatter Rockets, JBIS, 35, 9, pp.396-404, September 1982.

Chapline, G, Antimatter Breeders, JBIS, 35, 9, September 1982.

Forward, R.L, Antimatter Propulsion, JBIS, 35, 9, pp.391-395, September 1982.

Garrison, P.W, Advanced Propulsion for Future Planetary Spacecraft, J.Spacecraft, 19, 6, pp.534-538, November-December 1982.

Grant, T.J, Daedalus Probe Requirements & Deployment As A Function of Reliability, JBIS, 35, 5, pp.226-234, May 1982.

Grant, T.J, Estimation of Reliability and Maintainability Improvement Rates Using the Duane Model, JBIS, 36, 3, March 1982.

Massier, P.F, The Need for Expanded Exploration of Matter-Antimatter Annihilation for Propulsion Applications, JBIS, 35, 9, September 1982.

Michaud, M.A, The Final Question: Paradigms for Intelligent Life in the Universe, JBIS, 36, 3, March 1982.

Morgan, D.L, Jr, Concepts for the Design of an Antimatter Annihilation Rocket, JBIS, 35, 9, pp.405-412, September 1982.

Siebrand, W.J, Radiospectroscopic Study of Astrophysical Photon Source Flares and the SETI, JBIS, 36, 3, March 1982.

Singer, C.E, Galactic Extraterrestrial Intelligence 1 – The Constraint on Search Strategies Imposed by the Possibility of Interstellar Travel, JBIS, 36, 3, March 1982.

Smith, A.G, Settlers and Metals – Industrial Supplies in a Barren Planetary System, JBIS, 35, 5, May 1982.

Tang, T.B, Fermi Paradox and CETI, JBIS, 35, 5, May 1982.

Taube, M, Future of the Terrestrial Civlization Over a Period of Billions of Years (Red Giant and Earth Shift), JBIS, 35, 5, May 1982.

Zito, R.R, The Cyrogenic Confinement of Antiprotons for Space Propulsion Systems, JBIS, 35, 9, September 1982.


Bahadur, K, et al., Formaldehyde Partially Replaced by Other Organic Sources, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Bolie, V.W, Cosmic Background Radiation Drag Effects at Relativistic Speeds, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Coffey, K.J, A Matter of Methodology: Reply to God, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Coffey, E.J, Hominid Evolution and SETI, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

de San, M.G, The Ultimate Destiny of an Intelligent Species – Everlasting Nomadic Life in the Galaxy, JBIS, 34, 6, June 1981.

Frietas, R.A, Jr, Report on the NASA/ASEE 1980 Summer Study on Advanced Automation for Space Missions, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Good, L.J, Thinking About Thinking: or Why Authors Should See Page Proofs, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Grant, T.J, In-Flight Maintenance: Part 1 – The Policy Change, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Hilton, W.F, The SETI Ellipsoid, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Jackson, A.A et al., Accretion Shocks as Evidence of Extrasolar Planets, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Lemke, H, Instantaneous Communication Over Cosmic Distances, JBIS, 34, 6, June 1981.

Matloff, G.L et al., Solar Sail Starships: The Clipper Ships of the Galaxy, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Molton, P.M, Exobiological Notebook, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Murphy, J.R, Medical Considerations for Manned Interstellar Flight, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Ranganayaki, S, et al., Photochemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide by Jeewanu, JBIS, 34, 6, June 1981.

Rao, U.R,  Geomagnetic Field – its Role in the Evolution of Life and Intelligence on Earth, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Rao, U.R, Evolution of Life and Intelligence on Earth, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Richards, I.R, A Closed System for Space Colonies, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Ruppe, H.O, Comments on ‘Interstellar Propulsion Using A Pellet Stream for Momentum Transfer’ by C.E.Singer (JBIS, 33, 107-115,1980), JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Saunders, M.W, Star Distance Diagrams, JBIS, 34, 6, June 1981.

Singer, C.E, Questions Concerning Pellet-Stream Propulsion, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Smith, A.G, Constraints Limiting the Rate of Human Expansion into the Galaxy, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.

Stephenson, D.G, A Classification of Extraterrestrial Cultures, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Stimets, R.W, et al., The Celestial View from a Relativistic Starship, JBIS, 34, 3, March 1981.

Stuiver, W et al., On the Composition and Deployment of a Space Based Interstellar Search System, JBIS, 34, 6, June 1981.

Tang, T.B, Recurrent Supernova as Time Markers in Interstellar Communications, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Vulpetti, G, Relativistic Astrodynamics: Non-Rectilinar Trajectories for Star Exploration Flights, JBIS, 34, 11, November 1981.

Zuckerman, R, Space Telescopes, Interstellar Probes and Directed Panspermia, JBIS, 34, 9, September 1981.


Bond, A et al., A Conservative Estimate of the Number of Habitable Planets in the Galaxy: Part 2, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.101-106, March 1980.

Clancy, P.F, Some Advantages of Wide Over Narrow Band Signals in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), JBIS, 33, 11, pp.391-395, November 1980.

Coffey, E.J, The Nature of Living Organisms, JBIS, 33, 11, pp.396-401, November 1980.

Coffey, E.J, Computer and Intelligence, JBIS, 33, 7, pp.271-278, July 1980.

Ehricke, K.A, The Extraterrestrial Imperative:  Part Three: New Earth – Space Energy Metabolism – 1, JBIS, 33, 11, pp.379-390, November 1980.

Freitas, R.A, A Self-Reproducing Interstellar Probe, JBIS, 33, 7, pp.251-264, July 1980.

Freitas, R.A, Interstellar Probes: A New Approach to SETI, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.95-100, March 1980.

Froning, H.D, Jr, Propulsion Requirements for A Quantum Interstellar Ramjet, JBIS, 33, 7, pp.265-270, July 1980.

Jackson, A.A, Some Considerations on the Antimatter and Fusion Ram Augmented Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.117-120, March 1980.

Jaffe, L.D, C.Ivie, J.C.Lewis, R.Lipes, H.N.Norton, J.W.Steans, L.D.Stimpson and P.Weissman, An Interstellar Precursor Mission, JBIS, 33, pp.3-26, 1980.

Jaffe, L.D et al., An Interstellar Precursor Mission, JBIS, 33, 1, March 1980.

Mallove, E.F, R.L.Forward, Z.Paprotny & J.Lehmann, Interstellar Travel and Communication: A Bibliography, JBIS, 33, 6, pp.201-248, June 1980.

Matloff, G.L et al., The First Interstellar Colonisation Mission, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.84-88, March 1980.

Molton, P.M, Exobiology Notebook, JBIS, 33, 7, pp.278-280, July 1980.

Phillips, W.M, Nuclear Electric Power System for Solar System Exploration, J.Spacecraft, 17, 4, pp.348-353, July-August 1980.

Valdes, F & R.A.Freitas, Jr, Comparison of Reproducing and Non-reproducing Starprobe Strategies for Galactic Evolution, JBIS, 33, 11, pp.402-406, November 1980.

Vulpetti, G, Noise-Effects in Relativistic Pure-Rocket Dynamics, JBIS, 33, 1, March 1980.

Ross, M, Design of an Optical Receiver for Space Signals, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.89-94, March 1980.

Singer, C.E, Interstellar Propulsion Using A Pellet Stream for Momentum Transfer, JBIS, 33, 3, pp.107-116, March 1980.

Tipler, F.J, Extraterrestrial Intelligent Beings Do Not Exist, QJRAS, 21, 267, 1980.


Ehricke, K.A, The Extraterrestrial Imperative, JBIS, 32, 11, pp.410-418, November 1979.

Ehricke, K.A, The Extraterrestrial Imperative: Part 1: Evolutionary Logic, JBIS, 32, 8, pp.311-317, August 1979.

Martin, A.R & A.Bond, Nuclear Pulse Propulsion: A Historical Review of An Advanced Propulsion Concept, JBIS, 32, pp.283-310, 1979.

Martin, T, D.Viewing, A.Bond, G.Webb, E.Coffey, B.Parkinson, I.Ridpath, D.Speed, The Fermi Paradox: A Forum for Discussion, JBIS, 32, 11, November 1979.

Martin, A.R, Nuclear Pulse Propulsion: A Historical Review of an Advanced Propulsion Concept, JBIS, 32, 8, pp.283-310, August 1979.

Matloff, G, The Interstellar Ramjet Acceleration Runway, JBIS, 32, 6, pp.219-220, June 1979.

Meot-Ner, J et al., Directed Panspermia: A Technical and Ethical Evaluation of Seeding Nearby Solar Systems, JBIS, 32, 11, pp.419-423, November 1979.

Michaud, M.A.G, SETI Hearings in Washington, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.116-118, March 1979.

Molton, P.M, Exobiological Notebook, JBIS, 32, 8, pp.318-320, August 1979.

Pace, G.W, The Use of Binary Stars as Time Markers in Interstellar Communication, JBIS, 32, 6, pp.215-218, June 1979.

Pant, A.K et al., “Acetonitrile”: A Plausible Source of Amino Acids on the Primitive Earth, JBIS, 32, 6, pp., 223-227, June 1979.

Pathak, C.K et al., Photochemical Synthesis of Amino Acides from Aqueous Solutions of Ethyl Alcohol Ammonia/Nitrogen Under Varied Conditions, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.103-106, March 1979.

Ross, M, The Likelihood of Finding Extraterrestrial Laser Signals, JBIS, 32, 6, pp.203-208, June 1979.

Spall, N.J, The Physical appearance of Intelligent Aliens, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.99-102, March 1979.

Stull, M.A, On the Significance of the Apparent Absence of Extraterrestrials on Earth, JBIS, 32, 6, pp.221-222, June 1979.

Tang, T.B, The Fundamental Dimensionless Numbers and the Possibility of Life: Part One, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.84-87, March 1979.

Tang, T.B, The Fundamental Dimensionless Numbers and the Possibility of Life: Part Two, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.88-94, March 1979.

Vulpetti, G, Multiple Propulsion Concept: Theory and Performance, JBIS, 32, 6, pp.209-214, 1979.

Waldron, R.A, The Ballistic Theory of Light and its Implications for Space Travel, JBIS, 32, 3, pp.95-98, March 1979.

Winterberg, F, Rocket Propulsion by Nuclear Microexplosions and the Interstellar Paradox, JBIS, 32, 11, pp.403-409, November 1979.


Betinis, E.J, On ETI Alien Probe Flux Density, JBIS, 31, 6, pp.217-221, June 1978.

Bond, A et al., Project Daedalus: The Mission Profile, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, pp.S37-S42, 1978.

Bond, A et al., Project Daedalus: The Propulsion System Part 2: Engineering Design Considerations and Calculations, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, pp.S63-S82, 1978.

Bond, A et al., A Conservative Estimate of the Number of Habitable Planets in the Galaxy, JBIS, 31, 11, pp.411-415, November 1978.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 31, 11, pp.432-437, November 1978.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.354-360, September 1978.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 31, 6, pp.235-240, June 1978.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 321, 3, pp.113-118, March 1978.

Heppenheimer, T.A, On the infeasibility of Interstellar Ramjets, JBIS, 31, 6, pp.222-224, June 1978.

Jackson, A.A et al., A Laser Powered Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.335-338, September 1978.

Jones, E.M, Interstellar Colonization, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.103-107, March 1978.

Martin, A et al., Project Daedalus: The Propulsion System Part 1: Theoretical Considerations and Calculations, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, PP.s44-s62, 1978.

Mallove, E.F et a., Bibliography of Interstellar Travel and Communication – April 1977 Update, JBIS, 31, 6, pp.225-234, June 1978.

Molton, P.M, Exobiological Notebook, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.352-353, September 1978.

Molton, P.M, On the Likelihood of a Human Interstellar Civilization, JBIS, 31, 6, pp.203-208, June 1978.

Molton, P.M, Exobiological Notebook, JBIS, 31, 3, March 1978.

Parfitt, J et al., Project Daedalus: Structural Material Selection, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, pp.S97-S103, 1978.

Parkinson, R, Project Daedalus: Propellant Acquisition Techniques, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, S83-S89, 1978.

Ridpath, I, A Signalling Strategy for Interstellar Communication, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.108-109, March 1978.

Rooney, K.J, Interstellar Probes – A Communications Philosophy, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.323-334, September 1978.

Seward, F.D, A Trip to the Crab Nebula, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.83-92, March 1978.

Subotowicz, M, CETI from an Earth Satellite Orbit, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.109-110, March 1978.

Viewing, D.R.J et al., Is Catastrophe Possible? JBIS, 31, 6, pp.209-216, June 1978.

Vulkov, K, Astronautical Generalisation of the Effects of Relativity Due to Flyby of a Central Field of Gravitation, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.111-112, March 1978.

Vulpetti, G, et al., Starship Flight Optimisation: Time Plus Energy Minimisation Criterion, JBIS, 31, 11, pp.403-410, November 1978.

Vulpetti, G, A Problem of Relativistic Navigation: The Three-Dimensional Rocket Equation, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.344-351, September 1978.

Vulpetti, G, Direct Fission Propulsion: Improvement of a Series-Staged Starship from Impulsive Jettisoning Policy, JBIS, 31, 3, pp.93-102, March 1978.

White, A et al., Project Daedalus: The Structure, Final Study Report, JBIS Special Supplement, S104-S115, 1978.

Winterberg, F, Launching of Large Payloads into Earth Orbit by Intense Relativistic Electron Beams, JBIS, 31, 9, pp.339-343, September 1978.


Armitage, J, The Prospect of Astro-Palaeontology, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.466, 469, Decemberr 1977.

Coffey, E.J, The Evolution of Terrestrial Intelligence, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.451-459, December 1977.

Coffey, E.J, The Nature of Intelligence, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.445-450, December 1977.

Cross, C.A, Optimal Transfer Between Points in Relative Uniform Motion, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.463-464, December 1977.

Fabian, A.C, Signalling Over Interstellar Distances With X-Rays, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.112-113, March 1977.

Gatland, K.W Second BIS Conference on Interstellar Travel and Communications, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.443-444, December 1977.

Gray, R.H, Broadcast Strategies in the Galaxy: A Principal Message Source Locale, JBIS, 30, 9, pp.341-343, September 1977.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.470-474, December 1977.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 30, 6, pp.232-221, June 1977.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.114-118, March 1977.

Jaffe, L.D et al., An Interstellar Precursor Mission, JPL Publication, 77-70, 1977.

Johnson, R.D & C.Holbrow (Editors), Space Settlements: A Design Study, NASA SP-413, NASA, 1977.

Langton, N.H et al., Materials in Interstellar Flight, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.109-111, March 1977.

Matloff, G.L et al., Interstellar Applications and Limitations of Several Electrostatic/Electromagnetic Ion Collection Techniques, JBIS, 30, 6, pp.213-222,  June 1977.

Matloff, G.L, Cosmic Ray Shielding for Manned Interstellar Arks and Mobile Habitats, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.96-98, March 1977.

Michaud, M.A.G, Spaceflight, Colonization and Independence: A Synthesis Part Three: The Consequences of Colonization, JBIS, 30, 9, pp.323-331, September 1977.

Michaud, M.A.G, Colonization and Independence: A Synthesis Part Two: Manned Interstellar Flight and the Colonization of Other Systems, JBIS, 30, 6, pp.203-212, June 1977.

Michaud, M.A.G, Colonization & Independence: A Synthesis, Part One: Expanding the Human Biosphere, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.83-95, March 1977.

Powel, C et al., Optimal Exhaust Velocity Programming for a Single-Stage Constrant-Power Starship, JBIS, 30, 12, pp.460-462, December 1977.

Ruppe, H.O, Manned Planetary Missions – A New Look, JBIS, 30, 6, pp.227-231, June 1977.

Saunders, M.W, Databank for an Inhabited Extrasolar Planet: Purpose, Indication and Installation, JBIS, 30, 9, pp.349-358, September 1977.

Sears, D.W, Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System, JBIS, 30, 9, pp.344-448, September 1977.

Stephenson, D.G, Factors Limiting the Interaction Between Twentieth Century Man and Interstellar Cultures, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.105-108, March 1977.

Tang, T.B, The Number of Communicative Civilizations In the Galaxy, JBIS, 30, p332, 1977.

Tang, T.B, The Number of Communicative Civilisations in the Galaxy, JBIS, 30, 9, September 1977.

Viewing, D.R.J et al., Detection of Starships, JBIS, 30, 3, pp.99-104, March 1977.

Whitmore, D.P et al., Laser Powered Interstellar Ramjet, JBIS, 30, 6, pp.223-226, June 1977.

Winterberg, F, Rocket Propulsion by Staged Thermonuclear Microexplosions, JBIS, 30, 9,  pp.333-340, September 1977.


Bond, A & A.R.Martin, Project Daedalus: The Mission Profile, JBIS, 29, 2, February 1976.

Coffey, E.J, Life; Its Definition and Some Consequences, JBIS, 29, 10, October 1976.

Eyjólfsson, R, Cyanogenic Compounds and their Possible Significance Concerning the Origin of Life, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Fennelly, A.J et al., Some Solar System Applications of an Interstellar Ion Scoop, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Forward, R.L, A Programme for Interstellar Exploration, JBIS, 29, 10,  pp.611-632, October 1976.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 29, 12, December 1976.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Langton, N.H, The Probability of Contact with Extraterrestrial Life, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Mallove, E.J et al., Bibliography of Interstellar Travel and Communications – August 1975 Update, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Martin, A.R, Project Daedalus: The Ranking of Nearby Stellar Systems for Exploration, JBIS, 29, 2, February 1976.

Mattinson, H.R, Project Daedalus: Astronomical Data on Nearby Stellar Systems, JBIS, 29, 2, February 1976.

Matloff, G.L, Utilization of O’Neill’s Model I Lagrange Point Colony As An Interstellar ARK, JBIS, 29, 12, pp.775-785, December 1976.

Matloff, G.L et al., Optical Techniques for the Detection of Extrasolar Planets: A Critical Review, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Parker, P.J, Space Colonies, JBIS, 29, 12, December 1976.

Powell, C, The Effect of Subsystem Inefficiencies Upon the Performance of the Ram-Augmented Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 29, 12, December 1976.

Powell, C, System Optimisation for the Ram-Augmented Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 29, 2, February 1976.

Richards, I.R et al., Estimates of Crop Areas for Large Space Colonies, JBIS, 29, 12, December 1976.

Roberts, W.B, ThRelativistic Dynamics of a Sub-Light Speed Interstellar Ramjet Probe, JBIS, 29, 12, pp.795-812, December 1976.

Tang, T.B, Supernovae as Time Markers in Interstellar Communications, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.

Vulpetti, G, Series-Staged Spaceship Powered by Fission Engines: Display and Discussion of the Results, JBIS, 29, 10, October 1976.

Vulpetti, G, Fission Engine Model: Data Processing and Improvement, JBIS, 29, 2, February 1976.

Wertz, J.R, The Human Analogy and the Evolution of Extraterrestrial Civilisations, JBIS, 29, 7/8, July/August 1976.


Anderson, G.M, Some Problems in Communications with Relativistic Interstellar Rockets, JBIS, 28, 3, March 1975.

Bielkowicz, P, A Voyage to a Neutron Star, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Bond, A & A.R.Martin, Project Daedalus: The Origins & Aims of the Study, JBIS, 28, 3, pp.147-149, March 1975.

Dickerson, I.W et al., Long Range Communications with Pioneer 10 at Jupiter, JBIS, 28, 6, June 1975.

Ehricke, K.A, A Long Range Perspective and Some Fundamental Aspects of Interstellar Evolution, JBIS, 28, 11, November 1975.

Fennelly, A.J et al., Photometric Detection of Extrasolar Planets Using I.S.T – Type Telescopes, JBIS, 28, 6, June 1975.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 28, 6, June 1975.

Hart, M, An Explanation for the Absence of Extraterrestrials on Earth, QJRAS, 16, 128, 1975.

Haviland, R.P, On Communications with Extra-Terrestrial or Alien Intelligences, JBIS, 28, 3, March 1975.

Heppenheimer, T.A, Some Advanced Applications of a 1-Milion-Second Isp Rocket Engine, JBIS, 28, 3, p.175-181, March 1975.

Hoerner, S.V, Population Explosion and Interstellar Exploration, JBIS, 28, 11, November 1975.

Mallove, E.F et al., Bibliography of Interstellar Travel and Communication – 2, JBIS, 28, 3, March 1975.

Martin, A.R, The Detection of Extrasolar Planetary Systems Part 3; Review of Recent Developments, JBIS, 28, 3, March 1975.

Molton, P.M, The Multiplicity of Potential Systems Based on C.H.O.N, JBIS, 28, 6, June 1975.

Parkinson, B, The Starship as a Philosophical Vehicle, JBIS, 28, 11, November 1975.

Powell, C, Heating and Drag at Relativistic Speeds, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Powell, C, Flight Dynamics of the Ram-Augmented Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Richards, G.R, Planetary Detection from an Interstellar Probe, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Richards, G.R, Project Daedalus: The Navigation Problem, JBIS, 28, 3, March 1975.

Viewing, D, Directly Interacting Extra-Terrestrial Technological Communications, JBIS, 28, 11, November 1975.

Vulpetti, G et al., Probe-Fission-Drive: Dynamics and Payload Optimisation, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Vulpetti, G, A Starting Model for A Fission Engine, JBIS, 28, 8, August 1975.

Whitmore, D, Relatistic Spaceflight and the Catalytic Nuclear Ramjet, Acta Astronautica, 2, pp.497-509, 1975.


Anderson, G.M, Optimal Interstellar Relativistic Rocket Trajectories with Both Thrust and Acceleration Constraints, JBIS, 27, 4, pp.273-285, April 1974.

Bond, A. An Analysis of the Potential Performance of the Ram Augmented Interstellar Rocket, JBIS, 27, 9, pp.674-685, September 1974.

Fennelly, A.J et al., Radio Detection of Jupiter-Like Extra-Solar Planets, JBIS, 27, 9, September 1974.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 27, 12, December 1974.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 27, 9, September 1974.

Griffith, J.S, Astronomical Notebook, JBIS, 27, 4, pp.301-304, April 1974.

Lawton, A.T et al., Long Delayed Echoes – The Trojan Ionosphere, JBIS, 27, 12, pp.286-294,  December 1974.

Lawton, A.T, Interstellar Communication – Antenna or Artifact, JBIS, 27, 4, April 1974.

Mallove, E.F & R.L.Forward, Bibliography of Interstellar Travel and Communication – 1, JBIS, 27, 12, December 1974.

Martin, A.R, The Detection of Extrasolar Planetary Systems. Part 2 – Discussion of Astrometric Results, JBIS, 27, 12, December 1974.

Martin, A.R, The Detection of Extrasolar Planetary Systems. Part 1- Methods of Detection, JBIS, 27, 9, September 1974.

Matloff, G.L, A Superconducting Ion Scoop and its Applicatoins to Interstellar Flight, JBIS, 27, 9, September 1974.

Molton, P, Non-aqueous Biosystems; The Case for Liquid Ammonia as a Solvent, JBIS, 27, 4, pp.243-262, April 1974.

Parkinson, B, The Starship As An Exercise In Economics, JBIS, 27, 9, pp.692-696, September 1974.

Parkinson, B, The Starship as Third Generation Technology, JBIS, 27, 4, pp.295-300, April 1974.

Powell, C, Parallel Staging for Starships, JBIS, 27, 9, pp.686-691, September 1974.

Powell, C, Flight-Time Minimisation for an Energy-Limited Flyby Star Probe, 27, 4, pp.267-272, pp.267-272, April 1974.

Powell, C, Optimal Exhaust Velocity Programming for an Energy-Limited Single-Stage Relativistic Rocket, JBIS, 27, 4, pp.263-266, April 1974.


Martin, A.R, Magnetic Intake Limitations on Interstellar Ramjets,  Astronautica Acta, 18, pp.1-10, 1973.

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