Photonic Flyer

Huang, Patricia
September 2006
Forbes Asia;9/18/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p89
The article focuses on the plan of Space Services to deploy a sail-powered satellite by 2009. Space Services is a company owned by Charles Chafer. Chafer is out raising funds. For now he generates income by launching vials of cremated remains of the dearly departed into space by taking space on commercial rockets. His sail was made by engineering firm L'Garde. The sail can move a small satellite at 67,000 miles an hour, roughly the same speed as the earth's as it orbits the sun.


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