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    Soo.. the other day I read that the Alpha Centauri system might have several exoplanets apart from Proxima b.. so I looked for info about the Starshot project and found out that the team launched in July a 3.5 x 3.5cm satellite weighing 4 grams.. this encourages me to believe that the project can actually be achievable.. what do you guys think? do you think that a faster interstellar travel system will be developed even sooner?

    I decided to make a video on this exciting topic and I would like to share it with you guys: https://youtu.be/jF2juqeDa-E

    I honestly can't wait 44 years for receiving the first images of Proxima b, I would be 70 years old. There must be another way of getting there sooner.
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    (Original post by alberto91)
    Soo.. the other day I read that the Alpha Centauri system might have several exoplanets apart from Proxima b.. so I looked for info about the Starshot project and found out that the team launched in July a 3.5 x 3.5cm satellite weighing 4 grams.. this encourages me to believe that the project can actually be achievable.. what do you guys think? do you think that a faster interstellar travel system will be developed even sooner?

    I decided to make a video on this exciting topic and I would like to share it with you guys: https://youtu.be/jF2juqeDa-E

    I honestly can't wait 44 years for receiving the first images of Proxima b, I would be 70 years old. There must be another way of getting there sooner.
    Price tag: $10 billion+.
    Estimated launch date: 2036
    Travel time:30 years approx'
    Data return: 4 years

    Estimated first data: 2070

    You will be 81 years old at least and that's assuming the project is fully funded and goes according to plan.

    Nice idea, don't hold your breath.
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