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April 27 – May 3, 2015 / Vol 34, No 17 / Hawai`i Island, USA

24 Apr 2015, 20:33 UTC
April 27 – May 3, 2015 / Vol 34, No 17 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Deep Space: Distant Regions Not Yet Routinely Explored

The boundaries of Deep Space become less clear as our technologies allow us to travel farther from Earth more quickly and easily. Many may think of Deep Space as any area outside of Geostationary Orbit (GEO), also called High Earth Orbit, at 35,786 km. The nebulous boundary of Deep Space is often extended to anything beyond the Earth-Moon system at 405,696+ km, following the Apollo missions and human Moon exploration of the 1960s and 70s. Space, Deep Space, astronomy and exploration will be celebrated during Space Day 2015 on May 1 at public events Worldwide. NewSpace companies Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources plan to detect and mine Near-Earth Objects (within 1.3 AU of Sun & 0.3 AU of Earth) for valuable resources, providing space depots to support human and robotic expansion throughout the Solar System. As international spacecraft reach Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, the Voyager spacecraft travel through Interstellar Space, and groups like 100 Year Star Ship, Tau Zero Foundation / Centauri Dreams and Icarus Interstellar advocate for interstellar exploration, what constitutes as Deep Space may reflect our advances in reaching the farthest distances in the Solar System, Galaxy and ...

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