Uranus Pathfinder

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Uranus Pathfinder was a mission concept for the Uranian system evaluated in the 2010s by the ESA.[1] Scientists from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the United Kingdom proposed the joint NASA–ESA Uranus Pathfinder mission to Uranus. It would be a medium-class (M-class) mission to be launched in 2022, and was submitted to the ESA in December 2010 with the signatures of 120 scientists from around the globe. The ESA caps the cost of M-class missions at 470 million.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Schirber, Michael (13 October 2011). "Missions Proposed to Explore Mysterious Tilted Planet Uranus". Space.com / Astrobiology Magazine. 
  2. ^ Arridge, Chris (21 April 2011). "Uranus Pathfinder: Exploring the Origins and Evolution of Ice Giant Planets". 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Paul (January 7, 2011). "Scientists plan Uranus probe". Christian Science Monitor. 
  4. ^ "Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity for a launch in 2022". ESA. 29 Jul 2010. 

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