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Fraser
2017-Jun-30, 09:40 PM
We’ve only seen Uranus and Neptune one time up close. There are now some mission ideas in the works that might take us back.
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publiusr
2017-Jul-01, 05:45 PM
Ice Giant study available on-line:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/icegiants/mission_study/ -----An excerpt:

"Launching on an SLS, we again see a dramatic increase in useful inserted mass at Neptune (>5,000 kg for 13-year flight time). Using SLS it is also possible to insert >1,700 kg in Neptune orbit in ~11 years from launch."