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2011-01-22 09:20:00

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.

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2011-01-20 11:03:07

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.

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2010-12-06 08:15:00

On Dec 6 at 1:31 am EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite.

2010-11-03 00:00:39

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.

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2010-10-08 08:40:00

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."

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2010-09-20 08:32:16

A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin – in space.

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2010-07-26 09:45:00

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.

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2010-07-14 06:30:00

An unmanned probe launched by Japan’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.

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2010-06-16 11:24:37

A tiny camera has revealed that Japan's Ikaros solar sail is fully extended and ready for the next part of its mission.

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2010-06-11 09:45:00

Japanese scientists are celebrating the successful deployment of their Ikaros solar sail.


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