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Yuri Milner breakthrough mission to Alpha Centauri
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post Nov 15 2018, 08:53 AM
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https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/about

Laser-powered nanocrafts headed to Alpha Centauri:
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Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for a new technology, enabling ultra-light unmanned space flight at 20% of the speed of light; and to lay the foundations for a flyby mission to Alpha Centauri within a generation.



Which are the engineering challenges?
http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/challenges/3

Yuri Milner twitter feed (official?): https://twitter.com/yurimilner


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post Nov 24 2018, 12:00 AM
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I'm curious if the energy imparted to the craft is balanced by a red shift of the light reflected off? Otherwise it seems like a perpetual motion machine.


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