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How much lead time would a statite need to flyby an interstellar visitor?;s Dynamic orbital slingshot: A cool idea to catch up with an interstellar visitor references the MIT press release To catch an interstellar visitor, use a solar-powered space slingshot and ...
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Statites - Are they possible in anything but theory?

In this question someone mentioned the idea of a Statite, a satellite which is stationary above a planet without being in orbit, usually in an orientation which is not possible with an orbit. It seems ...
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Has a solar sail been used on an orbital mission?

The Wikipedia article on solar sails mentions that they could have a use in modyfing a spacecraft's orbit: Robert L. Forward pointed out that a solar sail could be used to modify the orbit of a ...
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