Dielectric films for solar and laser-pushed lightsails

Landis, Geoffrey A.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p989
Academic Journal
This project analyzed the potential use of dielectric thin films for solar and laser sails. Such light-pushed sails allow the possibility of fuel-free propulsion in space. This makes possible missions of extremely high delta-V, potentially as high as 30,000 km/sec (0.1c), which is required for a fly-by mission to a nearby star. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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