interstellar probe


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interstellar probe

[¦in·tər¦stel·ər ′prōb]
(aerospace engineering)
An instrumentated spacecraft propelled beyond the solar system to obtain specific information about interstellar environment.
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Second generation EmDrive propulsion applied to SST0 launcher and interstellar probe," Acta Astronautica, July 10, 2015.
Our investigation has shown that an interstellar probe mission propelled by an E-Sail could travel to the heliopause in just under 10 years, he said.
Washington, July 15 ( ANI ): Researchers have predicted that an interstellar probe fleet - travelling at 10 percent of speed of light - could survey the entire Milky Way galaxy in 10 million years.
This features a great interstellar probe, and I'm working on a study to design a starship with the British Interplanetary Society, so it fits with that.
Clearly cognizant of technology investment planning, the contributors of these 12 essays nevertheless describe their biggest and most ambitious ideas, from the Solar Polar Imager to the Titan Explorer (for Saturn's moon Titan), Neptune Orbiter (probing and landing on Neptune) a nuclear-powered interstellar probe that will leave the heliosphere, the Stellar Imager (stars), the Modern Universe Space Telescope, the single aperture far infrared observatory, a kilometer-baseline far-infrared/submillimeter interferometer in space, the Generation-X vision mission, and the advanced Compton Telescope mission.
Proposed to launch around 2010, an interstellar probe will be powered by the fastest spacecraft ever flown (traveling nearly 93 km/sec).
Another proposed sail mission, the Interstellar Probe, would be the first to leave the solar system.
In the works, though yet to be approved, are a visible-light space telescope with an 8-metre mirror that would dwarf Hubble's, and an interstellar probe that could explore space beyond the boundaries of our solar system.
One cannot but smile,' says Dessler, "thinking how, in a distant future, a community of, say, pulsar theorists will behave when an interstellar probe is about to fly by a pulsar for the first time.
They argue that FRBs may be the result of "leakage" from planet-sized transmitters built by an extraterrestrial civilization to accelerate interstellar probes.
The world, slightly bigger than Earth, orbits Proxima Centauri - our closest stellar neighbour - and is now the primary target for Russian billionaire Yuri Milner's ambitious PS75 million plan to send a fleet of miniature interstellar probes fitted with cameras on a 20-year mission for alien life.
It is now the primary target for Russian billionaire Yuri Milner's ambitious 100 million dollar (PS75m) plan to send a fleet of miniature interstellar probes fitted with cameras on a 20-year mission to search for alien life.