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    Title

    Strategies for Rapid Implementation of Interstellar Missions: Precursors and Beyond

    Description

    Knowledge about space beyond our solar system and between the stars—that is interstellar space —is lacking data. Even as IBEX, NASA’s Interstellar Background Explorer, studies the edge of our solar system, it still is confined to earth orbit. Arguably, some of the most compelling data to understand the universe we live in will come from sampling the actual environment beyond our solar system as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft are on the threshold of doing. In the 36 years since the Voyager probes’ launches, significant advances in materials science, analytical chemistry, information technologies, imaging capabilities, communications and propulsion systems have been made. The recently released IAA study: “Key Technologies to Enable Near-Term Interstellar Scientific Precursor Missions” along with significant initiatives like the DARPA seed-funded 100 Year Starship and the Breakthrough Starshot project, signal the need, readiness and benefits to aggressively undertaking interstellar space missions. This session seeks to define specific strategies and key enabling steps to implement interstellar precursor missions within the next 10-15 years. Suggestions for defined projects, payloads, teams, spacecraft and mission profiles that leverage existing technological capacities, yet will yield probes that generate new information about deep space, rapidly exit the solar system and which can be launched before 2040 are sought.

    Date

    2022-09-21

    Time

    10:15

    Room

    E06B

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Mae Jemison, 100 Year Starship, United States;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Giancarlo Genta, Politecnico di Torino, Italy;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Peter Swan, International Space Elevator Consortium, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    10:15

    10%: The First 10 Years of The 100 Year Starship™

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Jason Batt

    100 Year Starship

    United States

    2

    10:27

    Case Study of a Mission to Epsilon Eridani: Unmanned Interstellar Probe Using Gas Core Nuclear Reactors with Early 21st Century Technology

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Ugur drguven

    UN CSSTEAP

    United Kingdom

    3

    10:39

    Advanced Electric Propulsion Concepts for Fast Missions to the Outer Solar System and Beyond

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Nadim Maraqten

    Initiative for Interstellar Studies

    Germany

    4

    10:51

    Stella: Europe’s contribution to a NASA interstellar probe

    12

    confirmed

    Prof. Stanislav Barabash

    Swedish Institute of Space Physics

    Sweden

    5

    11:03

    Performance Map for Laser-Accelerated Sailcraft Missions

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Kevin Parkin

    Breakthrough Initiatives

    United States

    6

    11:15

    Transformational Release of Scientific Payloads from the Apex Anchor - Any Size, Every Day, Anywhere

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Peter Swan

    International Space Elevator Consortium

    United States

    7

    11:27

    The Effects of the Timeline Expanse of Current Technology Versus Projected Technology on the Road Map to the Stars

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Antoine Faddoul

    Tony Sky Designs Group

    United States

    8

    11:39

    Establishing “GSO” for the Advancement and Rapidity in Space Mission

    12

    Mr. Rohan Gharate

    India

    9

    11:51

    The Pragmatic Interstellar Probe Study: Results

    9

    confirmed

    Dr. Ralph L. McNutt, Jr.

    The John Hopkins University

    United States

    10

    12:00

    Stella science for interstellar probe

    9

    confirmed

    Prof.Dr. Robert F. Wimmer-Schweingruber

    University of Kiel

    Germany

    11

    12:09

    The Pragmatic Interstellar Probe Study: The Evolutionary Journey of our Habitable Astrosphere

    9

    confirmed

    Dr. Pontus Brandt

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    United States

    12

    12:18

    An Exploratory Analysis on the Possibility of Antimatter in the Future Space Propulsion for Interstellar Medium.

    9

    confirmed

    Mr. Adwait Sidhana

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

    India