Project Lyra: Catching 1I/‘Oumuamua – Mission opportunities after 2024

  title={Project Lyra: Catching 1I/‘Oumuamua – Mission opportunities after 2024},
  author={Adam Hibberd and Andreas Makoto Hein and T. M. Eubanks},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
Abstract In October 2017, the first interstellar object within our solar system was discovered. Today designated 1I/‘Oumuamua, it shows characteristics that have never before been observed in a celestial body. Due to these characteristics, an in-situ investigation of 1I would be of extraordinary scientific value. Previous studies have demonstrated that a mission to 1I/‘Oumuamua is feasible using current and near-term technologies, however, with an anticipated launch date of 2020–2021. This is… 

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