Optimal Interception Mission to `Oumuamua
The manipulable 3D figure below is supplementary material to the paper
Seligman, D. & Laughlin, G. The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of `Oumuamua-like objects. 2018, AJ
Trajectory of the minimum-ΔV mission interception mission sent on July 25th 2017, which had a flight time of 83.38 days. The trajectories for `Oumuamua and the rocket are plotted in red and blue respectively, and the inner solar system planets are shown in gray. The annotations indicate the positions in space of `Oumuamua and the rocket on the launch and interception date, 7/25/2017 and 10/16/2017.
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