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Posted: Sep 17, 2022 - 9:52am

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In college, we did an exercise to calculate the feasibility of "sailing" on solar radiation to navigate the solar system.  We found that a reflective mylar "sail", by itself, could use solar radiation to change it's orbit in an outward direction, but that moving even modest payloads would require very large sails.


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Posted: May 14, 2012 - 9:41am

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In college, we did an exercise to calculate the feasibility of "sailing" on solar radiation to navigate the solar system.  We found that a reflective mylar "sail", by itself, could use solar radiation to change it's orbit in an outward direction, but that moving even modest payloads would require very large sails.
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