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Solar Sails

How Solar Sails Could Take Us To The Stars

November 4, 2015 |

In 2010 the Japanese IKAROS spacecraft became the first probe to successfully propel itself through space using nothing more than light from the Sun, that’s because it had a solar sail which is just like a regular sail except that it uses light to push itself along instead of wind. Read More

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