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Fraser
2017-Mar-25, 07:30 PM
Europa is fine and all, but where we really need to go is Saturn's moon Titan. Let's look at some cool ideas for probes to fully explore this world.
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KaiYeves
2017-Mar-26, 12:27 AM
Given that ESA was responsible for the Huygens probe and that the records set this past winter (http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/03/09/blistering-laps-round-world/) have demonstrated how enthusiastic the French are about sailing, I have no doubts that when a sail-powered probe is launched to explore Titan's seas, it will be an ESA mission based on a CNES proposal. Once the concept has been demonstrated by a robotic probe, the next logical step will of course be to send a spationaute to circumnavigate solo.

(Apologies if this is too esoteric to be funny.)