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New Uranus Pathfinder Proposal
rboerner
post Sep 29 2014, 06:20 PM
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Last month, the BBC reported that a team of scientists is working on a new Uranus mission, to be proposed to ESA by January 2015.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140822-t...un-loved-planet

The report is low on detail and doesn't mention whether this would be an orbiter or flyby, though it suggests that the new proposal is a refined version of Uranus Pathfinder and would therefore be an orbiter. Does anyone have more information?
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post Sep 30 2014, 05:34 AM
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Does anyone have more information?


Check out this link. The mission would need to done with another agency to share costs.


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post Sep 30 2014, 06:39 AM
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The 15 year transit time alone mentioned in the article indicates an orbiter; a flyby/atmospheric entry could reach Uranus much much faster.
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