Tag: interstellar-travel

30 Where are Pioneer 10, 11 and the Voyagers ultimately headed? 2013-08-27T16:30:47.703

29 Is warp drive a legitimate avenue of scientific investigation? 2013-08-05T18:35:36.540

28 Do things get dirty in space? 2016-07-14T12:44:46.783

24 Is there any way to find and track Pioneer 10, 11, and Voyager 1, 2? 2014-02-04T07:20:21.400

23 What is the fastest speed ever reached in space travel as measured from the point in space from which it was launched to its current/final position? 2015-07-24T00:34:30.003

20 What is the largest naturally occurring body that could be hollowed and safely lived in? 2013-07-26T15:05:16.487

19 Could the sun be used as a gravity assist outside the solar system (with current tech)? 2013-07-29T20:31:33.527

18 What limits the speed of space probes currently? 2013-07-25T08:03:23.573

17 Would leaving the ecliptic plane offer any benefit to interstellar travel? 2013-07-29T22:43:56.250

17 Can we use interstellar hydrogen as a fuel for interstellar travel? 2014-09-19T04:41:58.540

15 How are the tiny spacecraft proposed by Project Starshot supposed to communicate with Earth? 2017-03-06T22:26:01.357

13 Once lightyears out of the solar system, could you expect to get feasible propulsion with a solar sail? 2013-08-03T01:56:27.313

13 Realistic space battle, how it could looke like? No hollywood version or videogames like 2014-08-11T12:28:54.690

13 If a gas giant is far enough away from a sun will it freeze solid? 2014-11-21T11:58:09.423

12 Are there interstellar Lagrange points? 2015-08-21T07:03:35.717

11 Could black holes be used for swing-by? 2013-07-20T11:14:22.080

11 Are any spacecraft heading remotely where Planet 9 is expected to be? 2016-01-23T23:18:03.547

11 Are we actually that close to techniques of accelerating probes to speeds like a quarter $c$? 2016-07-12T09:08:42.630

10 How would manned interstellar travel become feasible? 2013-07-19T09:08:13.697

10 Alternative data transfer channels for inter-stellar probes? 2013-07-21T19:19:45.367

10 Minimum velocity to achieve fusion with Bussard ramjet 2013-07-23T21:13:54.970

10 How can we determine the optimal destination for a manned mission beyond our solar system? 2013-07-24T17:46:27.290

10 What's our limit in sending probes to distant bodies? 2013-09-13T03:57:33.150

10 Could Von Neumann probes be forbidden by technological limitations? 2014-11-02T19:31:14.337

10 Gravity Assist braking 2014-12-04T16:33:53.823

10 Is stellar photosphere aerocapture possible, and if so, is it a viable option for rapid deceleration from relativistic speeds? 2016-07-21T19:26:26.633

9 Physics and math behind flight through solar system 2013-07-20T11:24:08.417

9 Where could you go in a 20km iron asteroid? 2013-07-27T10:32:09.367

9 Did NASA provide the wrong year for Voyager 1's close approach to AC +79 3888? 2013-09-13T16:02:20.193

9 Can orbital debris be assembled into a module for space exploration? 2013-10-05T13:01:41.927

9 If the Alcubierre Warp Drive was used to travel to Alpha Centauri, how much time would pass on Earth? 2015-03-13T14:57:17.960

9 Is interstellar plasma a danger for future probes and astronauts? 2015-08-03T18:12:09.670

9 Orion Project (NPP) Pusher Plate computer models and survivability? 2016-04-28T23:27:15.270

8 If we can make an Alcubierre drive, how fast can it move a ship? 2014-04-16T14:37:41.697

8 Are there any planned extra-solar missions by NASA or others? 2014-12-29T11:52:00.893

8 Technology for unmanned spacecraft to exoplanets 2015-01-06T23:50:37.413

8 How will Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking's nanobots decelerate and transmit data upon arrival at Alpha Centauri? 2016-04-14T07:42:19.317

8 Would an interstellar exoplanet telescope make sense? 2017-02-10T10:05:50.993

8 How much light is there on the way from Earth to Proxima Centauri? 2017-05-11T14:17:58.527

7 How to design a spacecraft to cope with redshift? 2013-07-21T18:06:58.377

7 Why are the Right Ascension of spacecraft leaving the Solar System so similar? 2016-01-25T14:39:25.597

7 How could the laser from Earth to a spacecraft be used other than to propel its light sail? 2016-04-20T16:13:50.407

7 Debris in interstellar flight 2016-07-09T15:58:39.573

7 How much power would an Alpha Centauri probe require for communication? 2016-08-02T19:41:23.273

7 How long would it take to travel to Proxima b? 2018-02-09T07:19:37.320

6 What spaceship materials could naturally experience radioactive decay and transmute on a million year interstellar journey? 2013-07-16T21:20:00.097

6 Is nuclear fusion a viable means of powering spacecraft? 2014-03-04T13:16:30.717

6 How quickly could a craft find its location using only pulsars? 2014-04-25T15:58:47.473

6 Space travel: Is there an speed limit lower than speed of light? 2014-08-08T19:43:28.903

6 Can we speed up spacecraft to suitable interstellar travel speed using oscillating gravity assists on planets on opposite sides of the solar system? 2017-11-06T15:35:31.087

6 Using asteroids as propellent source 2018-01-21T19:37:13.297

5 What can an astronaut do better than the Curiosity rover? 2013-09-17T07:37:00.207

5 Would it be possible with a light-speed ship to reach intergalactic space in a human lifetime? 2013-11-21T09:54:51.163

5 Effects of prolonged space-travel on the human psyche 2014-01-17T11:59:49.283

5 How many men or women does it take to fly an interstellar space ship? 2014-01-17T12:14:40.990

5 What to study in interstellar space? 2015-11-24T21:03:53.040

5 Is it pure luck that the voyager 1 survived to travel beyond our solar system in interstellar space? 2015-12-17T14:21:00.667

5 How might Earth's location be referenced in stellar terms? 2017-07-24T09:11:26.380

5 Are there any mechanisms that would allow automated landing on a planet after 65,000 years? 2018-02-27T17:21:26.997

4 What is the escape velocity of the Alpha Centauri system at the binary's barycenter 2014-02-10T15:42:28.777

4 Is a ball of ice practical as reaction mass and forward shielding? 2014-03-22T14:56:48.660

4 Maybe I can't really reach the speed of light, but how close could I get? 2014-04-17T15:51:01.873

4 What are the benefits from using the Sun as a gravitational lens for beamed interstellar propulsion? 2016-04-24T16:03:40.233

4 Can we not get outside the Local Galactic group? 2016-05-30T23:00:05.547

4 How powerful an antenna needs to be to signal Earth from other solar systems? 2016-06-22T08:11:11.217

4 Which spacecraft will be the first for which the Sun would become the second brightest object in the sky? 2017-09-04T00:51:58.177

4 Project Starshot acceleration 2017-09-19T00:12:58.613

4 Shortest time to place a probe further than Voyager 1? 2017-12-05T21:35:47.763

3 Collecting antimatter from Van Allen radiation belts 2015-11-01T22:33:30.043

3 Interplanetary space debris 2015-12-13T12:11:02.390

3 What is the closest to a perpetual motion machine that could be made to work in space? 2016-03-19T22:51:27.967

3 Can I avoid a magnetar with an electromagnet? 2016-05-21T01:59:41.183

3 travelling the galaxy within its spiral arms, or 'jump' from one to the other? 2017-01-04T10:58:00.543

3 Why are meteors, asteroids and comets not used as propulsion for spacecrafts? 2017-01-13T14:06:43.380

3 How close to Jupiter does a spacecraft need to get in order to gain maximum gravity assist and Oberth effect bonus for leaving the Solar System? 2017-02-13T12:57:15.710

3 How to go about calculating the size and energy requirements for a space-based linear accelerator or railgun to accelerate small probes? 2017-02-23T17:11:15.837

3 Navigating to Proxima-B 2017-04-22T22:20:20.470

3 Current biggest challenge 2017-12-06T01:14:32.477

3 Research paper on 'Wait calculation' for interstellar travel 2018-02-24T18:07:52.300

3 Maximum velocity achieved by solar sail 2018-02-28T07:12:03.130

2 How could I find a potentially habitable exoplanet in same direction as Kepler-186f? 2015-01-07T13:59:25.353

2 Could unexpectedly high levels of interstellar space debris be the Great Filter? 2015-03-28T20:51:30.140

2 Is there good estimates/measures on the variables that make up the Fermi paradox? 2015-04-21T09:37:39.417

2 Could a ship be launched from a mothership while in interstellar space? 2015-07-24T05:20:09.973

2 Breakthrough Starshot? 2016-07-05T15:30:44.300

2 Breakthrough Starshot's 100 Gigawatt laser array - what's the current thinking how this might work? 2017-02-04T15:18:38.537

2 Does SETI perform search of extremely low bandwidth signals? 2017-08-22T07:39:30.330

1 Are exoplanets in the habitable zone suitable for human colonization? 2015-07-24T17:15:44.080

1 Cyclotron engines as a means of thrust for interplanetary travel? 2015-12-07T05:21:56.067

1 Can a solar sail reduce the speed from 1-10% light speed to achieve a solar orbit? 2016-03-18T00:09:24.190

1 How would an interstellar probe navigate the pull of gravity from stars and other large objects on the way? 2016-04-20T08:05:43.803

1 Escape velocity of Alpha Centauri B: What is it? 2016-07-05T12:42:03.153

1 How close humans are for interstellar travel? 2016-09-14T06:20:07.813

1 Why would interstellar space travelers need to decelerate their whole ship? 2016-09-17T16:57:45.117

1 Do we travel horizontally in same plane or vertically while exploring space? 2016-10-18T08:21:35.850

1 Best time to Alpha Centauri with Solar Slingshot? 2017-02-08T15:55:11.700

1 Solar sail and debris shielding 2017-08-01T07:28:35.357

1 What objects travel at the speed of light? 2017-10-05T05:02:28.193

1 Can the sun/Venus be used to slingshot back out into the outer solar system fast? 2017-10-26T17:05:55.363