Setting sail on a solar mission

Knight, Helen
September 2003
Engineer (00137758);9/12/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7635, p14
Reports that European Space Agency will investigate the use of large solar sails to propel spacecraft for its missions to the outer planets. Coated thin plastic material of the solar sails; Benefits of solar sails as spacecraft; Plan to launch the vehicle using an inter-continental ballistic missiles.


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