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Centaur Missions, Missions to Escaped KBOs Called Centaurs
Alan Stern
post Oct 3 2019, 11:14 AM
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FYI: Centaurs Rising: NASA Eyes Missions to Weird Asteroid-Comet Hybrids https://www.space.com/nasa-centaur-missions...us-chimera.html



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post Oct 3 2019, 12:54 PM
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Two very interesting proposals! How large will the solar panels need to be for Centaurus to get enough power out beyond Jupiter?
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post Oct 3 2019, 03:47 PM
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Probably the size of the arrays for some of the other proposals that have headed out that way on solar power.... ELF, for example - https://trs.jpl.nasa.gov/bitstream/handle/2...15-4603_A1b.pdf
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Alan Stern
post Oct 6 2019, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 3 2019, 04:47 PM) *
Probably the size of the arrays for some of the other proposals that have headed out that way on solar power.... ELF, for example - https://trs.jpl.nasa.gov/bitstream/handle/2...15-4603_A1b.pdf



29P Fragmentation..... http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=13164
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post Oct 8 2019, 03:02 AM
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Hmm. Wonder how much the violently active nature of 29P will affect the risk evaluation of Chimera.


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