Will Starshot’s Insterstellar Journey Succeed?




Will Breakthrough Starshot make it to Alpha Centauri? Let’s find out.
Source: Space Time & Singularity University
Read more: Spaceships & Rockets
Solar Sail
Warp Drive
Deep-Space Engines (Ion Propulsion Engines)

Pete Worden, the former head of NASA AMES and lead on Breakthrough Initiatives, discusses Breakthrough Starshot, a $100 million engineering program to bring light-propelled nanobots to Alpha Centauri. The Alpha Centauri star system is 25 trillion miles away. With today’s fastest spacecraft, it would take about 30,000 years to get there. The probes, or Starchips, are tiny bots on sails pushed by laser beams, flying over a thousand times faster than conventional rockets, and get there within 20 years.
Covered in this episode: How do Starchips work? What powers the transmitter? Can they blast me with lasers to the next star? Is it possible to go to the 550 AU distance needed to use solar gravitational lensing?
Space Future, Spaceship, Rocket, Futuristic Technology, Starshot, Solar Sail, Insterstellar Journey, Space Travel

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Green & Ultra Thin Battery
Nanodot Based Memory Works 100x Faster
Unique Underwater Travel Experience Onboard Necker Nymph
Visually Impaired Stand A Good Chance For Recovery
New Virus Features Anti-Cancer Properties
Check The Handling Condition Of Your Package With A DropTag (+VIDEO)
Our Final Invention - AI And The End Of The Human Era
New Design Will Make Japanese Trains Almost 'Invisible'
MINI VISION NEXT 100
UC Berkeley Have Built 'Neural Dust' Wireless Sensors For Body