An asteroid starship proposal: a reference plan for a manned interstellar mission

Gaviraghi, G and Marzocca, P 2013, 'An asteroid starship proposal: a reference plan for a manned interstellar mission', International Journal of Space Technology Management and Innovation, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 40-65.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title An asteroid starship proposal: a reference plan for a manned interstellar mission
Author(s) Gaviraghi, G
Marzocca, P
Year 2013
Journal name International Journal of Space Technology Management and Innovation
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 40
End page 65
Total pages 26
Publisher I G I Global
Abstract The instant asteroid starship is a reference plan for a manned interstellar mission, developed in the wake of the 100YSS program sponsored by DARPA and NASA. This plan consists of a full conceptual design that considers most of the requirements for a manned interstellar mission, including systems and subsystems, strategies, and motivation. For resource utilization, safety considerations, and immediate start of activities, a captured asteroid is engineered as a space settlement. In this article, basic aspects of this plan are summarized; the development is part of a larger effort, sponsored by the group Star Voyager, which should culminate in a reference starship design.
Subject Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Asteroid Deflection
Interstellar
Space Colonization
Space Settlement
Starship
DOI - identifier 10.4018/ijstmi.2012070103
Copyright notice © 2012, IGI Global
ISSN 2155-6350
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