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A Fast Response Mission to Rendezvous with an Interstellar Object

  title={A Fast Response Mission to Rendezvous with an Interstellar Object},
  author={Darren D. Garber and Louis D. Friedman and Artur R. Davoyan and Slava G. Turyshev and Nahum Melamed and John P. McVey and Todd F. Sheerin},
A solar sail propelled small satellite mission concept to intercept and potentially rendezvous with newly discovered Interstellar Objects (ISOs) is described. The mission concept derives from the proposal for a technology demonstration mission (TDM) for exiting the solar system at high velocity, eventually to reach the focal region of the solar gravitational lens (SGL). The ISO mission concept is to fly a solar sail inward toward a holding orbit around the Sun and when the ISO orbit is… Expand

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