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It's been awhile since I posted on news in the world of solar sailing, so here's a list of stories that have come out in the past several months.
 
It's been awhile since I posted on news in the world of solar sailing, so here's a list of stories that have come out in the past several months.
 
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[[File:LGarde20mDemoSail.jpg|thumb|[[Sunjammer]]]]
 
* The [http://sunjammermission.com/Media/PressReleases/Worlds-Largest-Solar-Sail-Sunjammer-Completes-Successful-Test Sunjammer project successfully tested deployment of a sail quadrant] at a [http://www.lgarde.com L·Garde] facility in Tustin, CA, on September 30th, 2013. This is one boom and one sail out of four that will make up the flight sail.
 
* The [http://sunjammermission.com/Media/PressReleases/Worlds-Largest-Solar-Sail-Sunjammer-Completes-Successful-Test Sunjammer project successfully tested deployment of a sail quadrant] at a [http://www.lgarde.com L·Garde] facility in Tustin, CA, on September 30th, 2013. This is one boom and one sail out of four that will make up the flight sail.
 
** [http://sunjammermission.com/Media/PressReleases/Palm-Middle-School-Pioneers-The-Way-For-Other-Schools-By-Joining-NASA-Sunjammer-Mission-New-Space-Exploration-Education-Program-Launched Students from the Palm Middle School Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) program visited L'Garde and watched the deployment test.]
 
** [http://sunjammermission.com/Media/PressReleases/Palm-Middle-School-Pioneers-The-Way-For-Other-Schools-By-Joining-NASA-Sunjammer-Mission-New-Space-Exploration-Education-Program-Launched Students from the Palm Middle School Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) program visited L'Garde and watched the deployment test.]
 
** News Coverage
 
** News Coverage
 
*** [http://www.universetoday.com/105202/huge-solar-sail-portion-unfurls-in-crucial-ground-test/ Universe Today: Huge Solar Sail Portion Unfurls In Crucial Ground Test]
 
*** [http://www.universetoday.com/105202/huge-solar-sail-portion-unfurls-in-crucial-ground-test/ Universe Today: Huge Solar Sail Portion Unfurls In Crucial Ground Test]
*** [http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=1848540147 Satnews: L'Garde Inc., Space Services Holdings + NASA—Sunjamming For Power (Technology—Sail)]
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*** [http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=1848540147 Satnews: L'Garde Inc., Space Services Holdings + NASA - Sunjamming For Power (Technology-Sail)]
 
* [http://www.nbcnews.com/science/solar-sail-ships-seen-best-bet-now-get-us-interstellar-4B11235554 NBC News, September 23, 2013: Solar sail ships seen as best bet now to get us to interstellar space]. Discussion with physicist and novelist [http://www.gregorybenford.com/ Dr. Gregory Benford] on interstellar travel. [http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/projects/project-forward/ Project Forward] of [http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/ Icarus Interstellar] continues the study of beamed sail propulsion to other stars.
 
* [http://www.nbcnews.com/science/solar-sail-ships-seen-best-bet-now-get-us-interstellar-4B11235554 NBC News, September 23, 2013: Solar sail ships seen as best bet now to get us to interstellar space]. Discussion with physicist and novelist [http://www.gregorybenford.com/ Dr. Gregory Benford] on interstellar travel. [http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/projects/project-forward/ Project Forward] of [http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/ Icarus Interstellar] continues the study of beamed sail propulsion to other stars.
 
** [http://www.space.com/22799-interstellar-solar-sails-light-propulsion-infographic.html Infographic on interstellar sailing]
 
** [http://www.space.com/22799-interstellar-solar-sails-light-propulsion-infographic.html Infographic on interstellar sailing]
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[[File:IKAROS solar sail.jpg|thumb|[[IKAROS]]]]
 
* The [[IKAROS]] sailcraft is still alive and orbiting the sun with occasional radio beacon contacts with the ground.
 
* The [[IKAROS]] sailcraft is still alive and orbiting the sun with occasional radio beacon contacts with the ground.
 
** English translation of IKAROS blog posts:
 
** English translation of IKAROS blog posts:
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Latest revision as of 12:12, 28 October 2013

It's been awhile since I posted on news in the world of solar sailing, so here's a list of stories that have come out in the past several months.

--Ben (talk) 14:30, 3 October 2013 (EDT)