Project Dragonfly

Laser-Powered Sails Would be Great for Exploring the Solar System too

A new study from UCLA shows how laser-driven light sails could be a cost-effective method for exploring the Solar System…

9 months ago

New Calculations Show That an Interstellar Bussard Ramjet Drive Would Need a Magnetic Field Stretching 150 Million Kilometres

A new analysis of the fabled Bussard Ramjet shows that the spacecraft would need an impossibly big magnetic field to…

11 months ago

Will Water Bears be the First Interstellar Astronauts?

A new study conducted with support from NASA considers sending "Water Bears" on the first interstellar voyages instead of humans.

1 year ago

There Should be About 7 Interstellar Objects Passing Through the Inner Solar System Every Year

A new study led by the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4is) has found that interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua visit our…

2 years ago

What Would be the Benefits of an Interstellar Probe?

A new study from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies outlines the benefits and requirements of sending a probe on an…

4 years ago

Exactly How We Would Send our First Laser-Powered Probe to Alpha Centauri

In a recent study, an international team of scientists present their concept for a lightsail and spacecraft that could make…

4 years ago