Solar sails, a future energy source for spacecraft

Solar sails, a future energy source for spacecraft

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24/06/2002 3:37 pm

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ESA

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Spacecraft of the future may use solar sails to obtain energy from the sun, a tethered mechanism to reach geostationary orbit and a launch base on the moon. A model of a possible solar sail is here seen on display at K2001, world's biggest trade fair for plastics and rubber.

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