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Project Icarus is an ambitious five-year study into launching an unmanned spacecraft to an interstellar destination. Headed by the Tau Zero Foundation and British Interplanetary Society, a non-profit group of scientists dedicated to interstellar spaceflight, Icarus is working to develop a spacecraft that can travel to a nearby star.

Andreas Tziolas, secondary propulsion lead for Project Icarus, discusses how the propulsion techniques we use today will still have a part to play during the construction of the Icarus vehicle and the science probes Icarus will deploy when exploring the target star system.

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Category: Science