JBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society | Year: 2013
Using a process similar to the creation of hypervelocity stars, this paper proposes the use of binary objects (binary asteroid, spaceship + asteroid, etc.) for interstellar travel. Previous research has shown that binary star - single star interactions can cause high-velocity ejection of one member of the inbound binary. By selecting the correct chaotic trajectory, the same may be attainable for ejecting the chosen member of a binary object targeted as near to the sun as is survivable by electronics and/or crew. This paper will outline the basic process and compute the velocity that can be achieved under various orbital parameters via a conservation of energy calculation. It is shown via analogy to previously published calculations involving binary star - black hole interactions that trajectories may exist to achieve useful energy gain.
Acta Astronautica | Year: 2014
Extrapolating from the technique of gravitational assist via chaotic trajectories of binary objects, this paper considers how such techniques might be used in other systems. We examine which types of systems are the best candidates for harvesting gravitational energy for payload ejection. We also consider what signatures might be present in either the asteroid orbits or radiation of the central body if extraterrestrial intelligences were to use such techniques about these candidate systems. The simulation studies show that current technology cannot approach the sensitivity needed to detect either of these signals. Instead, we provide these results as guidance to studies in coming decades on patterns that may indicate the use of an asteroid ejection system. © 2013 IAA.
Prescient | Date: 2016-07-15
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Prescient | Date: 2014-04-28
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News Article | May 14, 2015
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