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Sunjammer Completes Test

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World's Largest Solar Sail, Sunjammer, Completes Test

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

Source: SunjammerMission - YouTube Channel

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