By Malcolm Macdonald
This e-book offers the simplest contributions of the the 3rd foreign Symposium on sunlight crusing Glasgow, eleven – thirteen June 2013. it's a quick snap-shot of the state-of-the paintings of sun sail know-how in 2013 around the globe, taking pictures flight courses, expertise improvement courses and new know-how and alertness thoughts. The e-book comprises contributions from the entire prime figures within the box, together with NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR in addition to collage and specialists. It for that reason offers a distinct reference aspect for the sun sail expertise. The booklet additionally comprises key contributions from the possible clients of sun sail know-how, so that it will enable the expertise to be thought of by means of the consumer during this designated context.
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It also may be possible, given the large surface area of a solar sail, to use the sail to perform an aerocapture maneuver through the extremely thin upper atmosphere of Mars. IV. Technology Development and Demonstrations Within NASA, solar sail propulsion is moving forward to mission implementation on both the large (100 kg class spacecraft payloads) and small (cubesat) scales. From Sunjammer’s planned deep space flight validation to the Earth-orbital CubeSail, solar sail capability is advancing rapidly.