Magnifying the nearby stellar systems
Some experts believe that, probably, sometimes after 2050 AD interstellar space missions to the nearby stars will have become a technologically feasible reality. Before launching unmanned probes straight towards each nearby star, however, the need will be felt to have a detailed “map” of each target star system to explore on the widest possible range of electromagnetic frequencies. Here is where the FOCAL space mission will show its full power.
KeywordsAerospace Technology Space Mission Full Power Stellar System Star System
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