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Alan Stern


FYI: Centaurs Rising: NASA Eyes Missions to Weird Asteroid-Comet Hybrids https://www.space.com/nasa-centaur-missions...us-chimera.html


Explorer1
Two very interesting proposals! How large will the solar panels need to be for Centaurus to get enough power out beyond Jupiter?
djellison
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
Alan Stern
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
nprev
Hmm. Wonder how much the violently active nature of 29P will affect the risk evaluation of Chimera.
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