Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

Date of Graduation



Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

James Evans Lyne


This Paper examines the theoretical and possible flight plan and trajectory to the TNO object known as Sedna, about 76 AU out in our solar system. Sedna is reaching the point it is closest to Earth in 2070, for the first time in about 12,000 years, leaving it as the only opportunity to reach Sedna in a controlled and quick manner. This paper examines the flight path, the launch dates, the energy required, the mass and fuel required, what rocket one should or could use for such a mission, and how many instruments could be used for data collection if such a mission was undertaken.

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