On the 17-18th of May, a workshop on “Fast, Low-Cost, Interplanetary Sailcraft Science Missions” took place in the Neimenster Abbey in Luxembourg, organized by the University of Luxembourg (SnT), Breakthrough Initiatives, and NASA-JPL. Our Executive Director Andreas Hein organized this meeting in his capacity as a professor of space systems engineering at the University of […]
Welcome to the i4is member newsletter! We have a few new items since the last newsletter.
Our Executive Director, Andreas Hein, has been featured in the special edition of Science & Vie, one of the major French science outlets. The article covers the topic of asteroid mining.
The 36th issue of Principium, the i4is quarterly, is now available to all.
Our Venus balloon paper has been featured in Bloomberg Moon Shots. Our Executive Director Andreas Hein, who is also the main author of the study presents our mission study, together with MIT’s Sara Seager. Hein, A. M., Lingam, M., Eubanks, T. M., Hibberd, A., Fries, D., & Blase, W. P. (2020). A precursor Balloon mission […]
We have updated our Project Lyra page, taking our most recent publications and media coverage into account. We have also added an FAQ that addresses the most frequently asked questions about our project. Please have a look and enjoy!
We are proud to report that Project Lyra has been featured in Newsweek and other major media outlets, thanks to the recent paper “Project Lyra: A Mission to 1I/’Oumuamua without Solar Oberth Manoeuvre”.
Another i4is Youtube video, this time an introduction to Project Lyra. The ‘Oumuamua mystery is still not solved: What is ‘Oumuamua? The only way to find out is to fly there. But is that possible? This video answers this question. Error correction: The Earth travels at about 26 km/s with respect to other surrounding stars, […]