Whitepaper #481 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: other: Policy changes; primitive bodies; technology development
Oort cloud comets and interstellar objects hold key information about the origin of our solar system and exoplanetary systems. However, reaching these objects requires a rapid response mission architecture, which is incompatible with current NASA policies. We advocate for policy changes to enable reactive mission architectures.