Announcing our Trojan Space Mission
In 2014 an amateur astronomer in Norway was studying data from NASAâ€™s WISE mission, looking for Earthâ€™s trojans.Â Until then the only confirmed Earth trojan was 2012 TK7, an asteroid in an unusual orbit around the L4 Lagrangian point.Â Andreas Kristiansen discovered a Trojan in a much more stable orbit around Earthâ€™s L5 Lagrangian point.Â This has now officially been named Trojan Andreas One.
Not since the International Space Station of the early decades of the millennium has there been a space project where scientists could come and go. Our mission is to travel toÂ Trojan Andreas One with a fleet of 5 returnable spacecraft. A base will be established and three communication satellites will be placed in trojosynchranous orbits.Â The spacecraft will return in sequence so that eventually there will always be two on Earth and two on Andreas One with one in transit.
Anticipated launch date is between September 29 and October 2 of next year.
The astronomical cost of our mission is being borne by a consortium of USA, British, German, French, Japanese, Indian and Chinese investors. The mission will return important scientific data about our solar system and its environment including comparisons of Neutonian and Relativity predictions of the forces acting on various objects in our space neighborhood. Projected commercial value of the mission is highly guarded.
All members of our team are required to be multilingual, which places applicants from the United States at a distinct disadvantage, but intensive language training is currently under way.
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