Deep Space Flight and Communications

Exploiting the Sun as a Gravitational Lens

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ISBN: 978-3-540-72942-6 (Print) 978-3-540-72943-3 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv

  2. Space missions to the Sun’s gravity focus (550 to 1,000 AU)

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-16

      So much gain at 550 AU

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      Pages 17-32

      Scientific investigations along the way to 550 AU

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      Pages 33-46

      Magnifying the nearby stellar systems

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      Pages 47-57

      Astrodynamics to exit the solar system at the highest speed

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      Pages 59-70

      SETI and the FOCAL space mission

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      Pages 71-84

      GL-SETI (gravitational lensing SETI): Receiving far ETI signals focused by the gravity of other stars

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      Pages 85-111

      The gravitational lenses of Alpha Centauri A, B, C and of Barnard’s Star

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      Pages 113-134

      The Coronal Plasma “pushing” the focus of the gravity + plasma lens far beyond 550 AU

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      Pages 135-147

      NASA’s Interstellar Probe (ISP:2010–2070?) and the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)

  3. KLT-optimized telecommunications

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      Pages 149-149

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      Pages 151-179

      A simple introduction to the KLT (Karhunen—Loève Transform)

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      Pages 181-201

      KLT of radio signals from relativistic spaceships in uniform and decelerated motion

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      Pages 203-222

      KLT of radio signals from relativistic spaceships in hyperbolic motion

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      Pages 223-248

      KLT of radio signals from relativistic spaceships in arbitrary motion

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      Pages 249-261

      Genetics aboard relativistic spaceships

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 263-401