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Paul Birch (25 May 1956 – 4 July 2012)[1] was a British author, engineer and scientist, who has worked in radioastronomy and satellite communications, and latterly wrote full-time.

He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and Trinity College, Cambridge and worked for Marconi Defence Systems and Plessey Radar.

He was a former Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

He also notably worked on Orbital rings[2][3][4] and Supramundane Habitats.

He stood for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in an election taking 11.3% of the vote.[5] He was a Town Councillor in Cowes, Isle of Wight at the time of his death.

In 1982 Birch published a series of papers in Journal of the British Interplanetary Society which described orbital rings and described a form which he called Partial Orbital Ring System (PORS).[2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Paul Birch". Iwcp.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Birch, Paul, "Orbital Ring Systems and Jacob's Ladders - I", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 35, 1982, pp. 475–497. (pdf) (Accessed 6 April 2016).
  3. ^ a b Birch, Paul, "Orbital Ring Systems and Jacob's Ladders - II", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 36, 1982, 115. (pdf).
  4. ^ a b Birch, Paul, "Orbital Ring Systems and Jacob's Ladders - III", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 36, 1982, 231. (pdf).
  5. ^ UKIP.html Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • www.paulbirch.net
  • [1]
  • Birch, Paul (1991). "Terraforming Venus Quickly," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society and
  • Birch, Paul (1993). "How to Spin a Planet," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
  • [2]