Latest Solar sail Stories
On Friday, Jan 21 at 10 am EST, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite deployed its 100-square-foot polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and is operating as planned.
On Wednesday, Jan 19 at 11:30 am EST, engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT.
On Dec 6 at 1:31 am EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite.
Dr. Michael Minovitch Announces Findings on His Invention: Gravity Assist Multiplanetary Trajectories Dr. Michael A. Minovitch, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, is announcing that his Gravity Propelled Interplanetary Space Travel work is available online.
To mark an unprecedented flurry of exploration which is about to begin, NASA announced Thursday that the coming year will be "The Year of the Solar System."
A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin â€“ in space.
When American space pioneer, Dr Robert L Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible.
An unmanned probe launched by Japanâ€™s space agency had a successful test of its innovative solar sail propulsion system, after getting its first acceleration push from sunlight, the agency announced.
A tiny camera has revealed that Japan's Ikaros solar sail is fully extended and ready for the next part of its mission.
Japanese scientists are celebrating the successful deployment of their Ikaros solar sail.
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