Project Lyra

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Project Lyra is a feasibility study of a mission to the interstellar object ʻOumuamua, initiated on the 30 October 2017 by the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4is).[1][2][3][4]


The suggested options for sending a spacecraft to ʻOumuamua within a time-frame of 5 to 10 years are based on using first a Jupiter flyby followed by a close solar flyby at 3 solar radii in order to take advantage of the Oberth effect or more advanced options such as a solar sail and a laser sail.[5][6]


  1. ^ IEEE Spectrum: How We Could Explore That Interstellar Asteroid by Evan Ackerman |
  2. ^ Scientific American: "SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid" (29th Nov. 2017) |
  3. ^ Universe Today: "Project Lyra, A Mission to Chase Down That Interstellar Asteroid" | PROJECT LYRA, A MISSION TO CHASE DOWN THAT INTERSTELLAR ASTEROID Matt Williams, 24 Nov, 2017
  4. ^ Project Lyra – A Mission to ‘Oumuamua |
  5. ^ Andreas M. Hein, Nikolaos Perakis, Kelvin F. Long, Adam Crowl, Marshall Eubanks, Robert G. Kennedy III, Richard Osborne, "Project Lyra: Sending a Spacecraft to 1I/'Oumuamua (former A/2017 U1), the Interstellar Asteroid" |
  6. ^ Oumuamua interstellar on YouTube Xuất bản 26 thg 11, 2017