The human being would be able to travel to Jupiter around 2100 and Saturn in 2130, according to a scientific prediction of future manned missions beyond Mars proposed in a preliminary study.
The exploration of the outer solar system offers the opportunity for the expansion of humanity and our understanding of the universe. However, it remains a major challenge for the current technology of our manned and unmanned missions — with robots, probes or orbiters — beyond Earth.
Major space companies continue to invest in projects that send humans to other planets as an important strategy to lead the aerospace industry. Space X, for example, the company of billionaire Elon Musk, proposes Starship, the megaship that will take passengers to Mars before 2030.
To predict manned missions to the gas giants, the study authors used a model based on previous work, which projects the earliest possible launch dates considering NASA‘s historical budget trend and the development of missions to other celestial bodies. beyond the moon.
Thus, they were based on a maximum of almost 2,000 scientific articles that mention deep space exploration as an indicator of the level of technology necessary to complete those missions. They then developed an equation from the distance and time data from the start of the space race, the first manned landing on the Moon (1969) and the – still hypothetical – first manned landing on Mars by NASA, which is expected as of 2038.
The research findings suggest that the first human missions by a space nation or international collaboration to the asteroid belt and the Jupiter system could be scheduled as early as 2071 to 2087 and 2101 to 2121, respectively. In the meantime, a launch to the Saturn system may occur by the year 2132, with a window of uncertainty between 2129 to 2153.
With information from Europe Press