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--[[User:Ben]] 3 April 2009
--[[User:Ben]] 3 April 2009
====[http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1223/1 Review] of [[Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel]]====
====[http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1223/1 Review of Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel]====
On [http://www.thespacereview.com/ The Space Review]
Also see:
* [[Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel]]
* [http://www.thespacereview.com/ The Space Review]
--[[User:Ben]] 6 October 2008
--[[User:Ben]] 6 October 2008
===October 1, 2008===
* [http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/telecon5.html MESSENGER to flyby Mercury 2nd time October 6th.] [[MESSENGER]] used solar pressure to correct the trajectory without using propellant. The [http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/multi05.html multimedia page] shows how solar sailing reduced the flyby target size.
===September 5, 2008===
* [http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/news_room/details.php?id=102 MESSENGER Sails on Sun’s Fire for Second Flyby of Mercury].
===August 25, 2008===
* [http://www.universetoday.com/2008/08/25/how-to-save-the-world-from-asteroid-impact-plastic-wrap/ Universe Today: How to Save the World From Asteroid Impact: Plastic Wrap] - First prize winner of the [http://www.spacegeneration.org/asteroid Move an Asteroid competition], Australian PhD student Mary D'Souza, proposes wrapping an asteroid with reflective film to deflect its orbit with solar radiation pressure.
===August 2, 2008===
* NanoSail-D launch was lost [http://kwajrockets.blogspot.com/ Kimbal Musk's blog]
===July 31, 2008===
*[http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/31jul_solarsails.htm Science@NASA: A Brief History of Solar Sails]
===June 27, 2008===
* The [[NanoSail-D]] mission is to be launched on or about July 29th, 2008.
===June 23, 2008===
* [http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/solar_sailing/20080623.html The Planetary Society Solar Sail Update, June 23, 2008]
===March 18, 2008===
*[[Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, 1917-2008]] passes away. Please share your thoughts on the discussion page.

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Space.com: Promising New Space Engines are Opening the Solar System

ESA video on advanced propulsion: "Electric ion engines; plasma drives, slingshot-style gravitational-assist maneuvers; ultra-light super-strong solar sails and other innovations are driving exploration forward beyond reliance on chemical rockets." --User:Ben 27 May 2009

The Atlantic: Across the Universe

An article about The Planetary Society's efforts to fly another solar sail demonstration mission - Cosmos 2. Their previous attempt, Cosmos 1, suffered a launch vehicle failure. --User:Ben 5 May 2009

Solar Sail Update: New Opportunities

From Space Travel. Update on The Planetary Society's solar sail activities. --User:Ben 3 April 2009

Review of Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel

Also see:

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