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Solar sail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Solar radiation exerts a pressure on the sail due to reflection and a small fraction that is absorbed. The momentum of a photon or an entire flux is given by Einstein ...

World's Largest Solar Sail to Launch in November 2014 ...

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A huge solar sail designed to demonstrate the value and viability of propellant¬¬¬-free propulsion is slated to blast into space in November 2014.

LightSail | The Planetary Society

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Solar Sailing Flight by Light. LightSail™ is a citizen-funded project by The Planetary Society, the world's largest non-profit space advocacy group.

NASA to Launch World's Largest Solar Sail in 2014 - Space.com

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Credit: L’Garde. The largest solar sail ever constructed is headed for the launch pad in 2014 on a mission to demonstrate the value of "propellantless propulsion ...

Solar Sail Stunner - NASA Science

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January 24, 2011: Call it a stunner. In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric ...

A Brief History of Solar Sails - NASA Science

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A solar sail was mounted on the north side of each satellite to offset the torque resulting from solar pressure on the array. Right: A clover-shaped ...

Introduction to How Solar Sails Will Work - How Solar ...

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Introduction to How Solar Sails Will Work - Solar sails will use the sun's power to send us further into deep space. Learn how solar sails will work and where NASA is ...

What Is A Solar Sail? - Universe Today

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A solar sail launched from Earth would start out with the same orbital velocity around the Sun as the Earth. To get into a higher orbit, it tilts the sail so that the ...

Solar sail, military space plane set to launch at 11:10 a.m.

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Solar sail, military space plane set to launch at 11:10 a.m. CAPE CANAVERAL — One mission will fly under a cloak of darkness, another will test flying by ...

Technology Demonstration Missions: Solar Sails | NASA

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NASA Will Launch a 13,000-Square-Foot Solar Sail Next Year (Popular Science) 01.31.13 - The largest solar sail the solar system has ever seen weighs only 70 pounds.