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Solar sails

Giovanni Vulpetti

Solar sails

a novel approach to interplanetary travel

by Giovanni Vulpetti

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Published by Copernicus Books, In association with Praxis Publishing in New York, [Chichester, UK] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar sails

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGiovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff.
    ContributionsJohnson, Les, Matloff, Gregory L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL783.9 .V85 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 253 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22566009M
    ISBN 10DOI10.1007/9780387685007
    ISBN 109780387344041, 9780387685007
    LC Control Number2008929597


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Friedrich Zander (Tsander) published a technical paper in that included technical analysis of solar sailing. Zander wrote of "applying small forces" using "light pressure or transmission of light energy to distances by means of very thin mirrors".

NASA's solar sail propulsion team at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and its industry partner, L'Garde, Inc., of Tustin, Calif., successfully deployed the solar sail system during testing at the Plum Brook facility in early July This book presents the best contributions of the the Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing Glasgow, 11 – 13 June It is a rapid snap-shot of the state-of-the art of solar sail technology in across the globe, capturing flight programs, technology development programs and new technology and application concepts.

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Solar sails are giant, flat sheets of very thin, reflective material -- to times thinner than a piece of writing paper -- supported by an arrangement of lightweight booms or masts. The sails reflect sunlight, which provide the force needed to push. Solar sails use the sun s energy to fly spacecraft, or flight by light.

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In fact, it is, first being mentioned in Jules Verne s From Earth to the Moon in It's been used as a way for characters to travel through space in many other books and movies, including Tron in "Some call Znamya 2 a sail because it was made of a large, lightweight reflector and unfurled like a solar sail might be unfurled," says Les Johnson of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, co-author of the soon-to-be-published book Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel.

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The book, Solar Sails: A Followers: What is Solar Sailing. Solar sailing is a revolutionary way of propelling a spacecraft through space. A solar sail spacecraft has large reflective sails that capture the momentum of light from the Sun and use that momentum to push the spacecraft forward.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 mission is one example of this technology in action. Solar Sails by John Wood (Paperback, ) Delivery US shipping is usually within 6 to 10 working days.

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While solar sails have been designed before (NASA's had a solar sail program back in the s), materials available until the last decade or so were much too heavy to design a practical solar sailing vehicle.

Besides being lightweight, the material must be highly reflective and able to tolerate extreme : Kevin Bonsor. reflective solar sail (R = 1) at a distance of 1 AU from the Sun experiences a light pressure of µN/m2. It is often wrongly stated that particle pressure from the “solar wind” powers sail spacecraft.

Solar wind is composed of low-density protons and electrons moving at high velocity. The pressure due to the solar wind (p w) is on the File Size: 72KB. Get this from a library. Solar sails: a novel approach to interplanetary travel.

[Giovanni Vulpetti; Les Johnson; Gregory L Matloff] -- "The first part of this book describes our heritage of exploration in water-borne sailing ships, then moves quickly into the details of space-vehicle propulsion.

Space sailing, the authors point out. •The Planetary Society’s LightSail •Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s IKAROS •NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Scout •proposed Earth-to-Orbit Beamed Energy eXperiment (EBEX) •will not be quick or easy •development paths for solar photon sails and beamed energy sails will quickly diverge.

•Each order of magnitude improvement in sail size (for solar photon sails) and.Get this from a library! Solar Sails: a Novel Approach To Interplanetary Travel. [Giovanni Vulpetti; Les Johnson; Gregory L Matloff] -- Solar sailing is a topic of growing popular and media interest.

Solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and offer access to destinations within (and beyond) the solar system. LightSail 2 is the first steerable solar sail ever launched into orbit around Earth. Its solar sail is about the size of a boxing ring, and made from .