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Sunjammer Completes Test

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

World's Largest Solar Sail, Sunjammer, Completes Test


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NASA officials, team partners, and local students were on hand to witness a key milestone for the Sunjammer Mission as it successfully deployed a quadrant of its solar sail - a critical design component that will eventually herald an era of propellantless spacecraft. Sunjammer will be the largest solar sail ever flown using photonic pressure (or sunlight) to maneuver in space.  

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:16 PM


Timelapse of Sunjammer Solar Sail Quadrant Test (September 30, 2013)

Source: SunjammerMission - YouTube Channel

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