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dmiura19
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Interstellar travel

Post by dmiura19 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi, I was wondering if there are any goals/ideas for exploring outside of our solar system following voyager 1?

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Re: Interstellar travel

Post by neufer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:20 pm

dmiura19 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi, I was wondering if there are any goals/ideas for exploring outside of our solar system following voyager 1?

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Name 	      Launched 	  Distance (AU)  Speed (km/s)
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Voyager 1 	1977 	      141 	      17
Pioneer 10 	1972 	      120 	      12
Voyager 2 	1977 	      116 	      15
Pioneer 11 	1973 	      99    	      11
New Horizons 	2006 	      40 	      14 
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/multimedia/pia14112.html wrote:

<<This graphic shows the relative positions of NASA’s most distant spacecraft in early 2011, looking at the solar system from the side. Voyager 1 is the most distant spacecraft, about 17.5 billion kilometers (10.9 billion miles) away from the sun at a northward angle. Pioneer 10, the next most distant, is about 15.4 billion kilometers (9.6 billion miles) away from the sun on the opposite side of the solar system. Voyager 2 is about 14.2 billion kilometers (8.8 billion miles) away from the sun on a southward trajectory, on the same side of the solar system as Voyager 1. Pioneer 11 is about 12.4 billion kilometers (7.8 billion miles) away from the sun. New Horizons is about 3 billion kilometers (2 billion miles) away from the sun, on its way to Pluto.>>
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Re: Interstellar travel

Post by rstevenson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:47 pm

You should have a look at the Interstellar Travel Wikipedia page, as well as the Interstellar Probe page there.

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Re: Interstellar travel

Post by BDanielMayfield » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 am

Also check out the Centauri Dreams website. Their mission is to imagine what it might take to turn the dream of interstellar missions into reality. The weblog's author does a good job in covering all manner of space flight news.

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