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Submission + - NASA To Launch 13,000 sqft Solar Sail In 2014 (singularityhub.com)

kkleiner writes: "In 2014, NASA hopes to launch a 13,000 square foot solar sail — the third to ever hit space and by far the biggest yet. The sci-fi inspired mission, Sunjammer, is named after Arthur C. Clarke’s 1964 tale of sun-yacht races through the solar system and will carry the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and his wife Majel Barrett Roddenberry to the mission’s destination, a gravitationally balanced orbit between the Earth and Sun (L1). Sunjammer’s sail is a third of an acre, about 124 feet to a side, and seven times the size of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Planetary Society’s solar sail IKAROS, the biggest sail successfully launched to date."
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NASA To Launch 13,000 sqft Solar Sail In 2014

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