View Full Version : Separation Camera Takes Full Images and 'Movie' of IKAROS Solar Sail

2010-Jun-16, 01:21 PM
Two small "separation cameras" were ejected from JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) IKAROS solar sail, which successfully took some amazing full images of the fully deployed sail. The cameras are quite small, cylindrical in shape about 6 cm in diameter and height. They were ejected from the sail using a spring, and [...]

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