Project Icarus: Communications Data Link Designs Between Icarus and Earth and Between Icarus Spacecraft

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P. Milne et al. (2016), JBIS, 69, pp.278-288

Refcode: 2016.69.278
Keywords: Project Icarus, Project Daedalus, Alpha Centauri, Proxima Centauri, interstellar exploration, interstellar communications

An outline design is reported for the interstellar communications links between Icarus and Earth, and for the links between the Icarus spacecraft and its probes. Feasibility is demonstrated using current technologies, apart from the need for large scale structures to be assembled. This paper is a submission of the Project Icarus Study Group.


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