solar sails

NanoSail-D Deployed

NanoSail-D Deployed

An artist rendition of a deployed solar sail. Source: NASA Engineers at the National Aerospace and Space Agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama have deployed the NanoSail-D solar sail in low Earth orbit. The 100 square foot sail ...

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Displaced Orbits Possible

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are claiming that maintainable displaced orbits – orbits above or below the standard geosynchronous orbits – may be possible with the help of solar sails. Scientist and science fiction writer Robert ...

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