Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Solar System

Credit: NASA
NASA researchers are studying a novel deep-space propulsion concept in which a spacecraft would “hitchhike” between small bodies in the outer Solar System using a retractable tether and harpoon. The “Comet Hitchhiker” is targeted at exploration of some of the vast number of comets, asteroids and...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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