Superconductor MHD Shielding - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


Collier-Wright: Superconductor Magnetohydrodynamic Shielding System This paper outlines the initial development of a novel magnetohydrodynamic plasma control system intended to mitigate shock-induced heating and the radio-frequency blackout phenomenon encountered during atmospheric entry. An EU consortium comprising universities, research institutions, and industry has been formed in order to develop this technology. The project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme (grant no. 899298) and is scheduled to conclude in 2023 with the launch of a functional prototype for full scale re-entry testing

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.