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Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

Right now, there’s a solar sail the size of a boxing ring orbiting the Earth, put there by the Planetary Society. This fascinating article looks at the feat of engineering behind the project’s tech. https://singularityhub.com/2019/08/27/inside-the-story-of-lightsail-2-a-solar-sail-to-the-stars/ The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

July 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
LightSail 2 goes a-solar-sailing (space news).

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft has now gone solar sailing. After a successful launch on June 25th 2019 from the Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, LightSail 2 was efficiently unpacked and unfurled for its full sail deployment attempt on Tuesday July 23rd 2019. The LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded spacecraft mission by […]

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