View Full Version : Fleet of Solar Sail Spacecraft Envisioned for Future

2010-Sep-19, 10:20 PM
Future missions to explore the outer planets could employ fleets of ‘data-clippers’, maneuverable spacecraft equipped with solar sails, to ship vast quantities of scientific data to back Earth. According to Joel Poncy of satellite developer Thales Alenia Space, the technology could be ready in time to support upcoming missions to the moons of Jupiter and [...]

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