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Solar sailing

technology, dynamics, and mission applications
  • 296 Pages
  • 3.72 MB
  • 3930 Downloads
  • English
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Springer, Praxis , London, New York, Chichestesr, UK
Solar
StatementColin Robert McInnes.
SeriesSpringer-Praxis books in astronautical engineering
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL783.9 .M39 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 296 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3453078M
ISBN 103540210628
LC Control Number2005362986
OCLC/WorldCa56767795

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Solar sailing book Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel is the latest book to explore this topic .Cited by: Louis Friedman, Executive Director of the Planetary Society, presents the first comprehensive look at the science and history behind solar sailing and other designs for space travel.

Serious science readers and space buffs alike will be fascinated by designs for the square sail, disk sail, and the heliogyro (which features flexible sails many Cited by: What is Solar Sailing. Solar sailing is a revolutionary way of propelling a spacecraft through space.

A solar sail spacecraft has large reflective sails that capture the momentum of light from the Sun and use that momentum to push the spacecraft forward.

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 mission is one example of this technology in action. This book presents the best contributions of the the Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing Glasgow, 11 – 13 June It is a rapid snap-shot of the state-of-the art of solar sail technology in across the globe, capturing flight programs, technology development programs and new technology and application concepts.

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Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of. 3 Solar-sail mission reflects past and future -- MSNBC. 4 The History of Solar Sailing by Dr. Friedman.

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5,6 From Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Solar sailing book Travel, by Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson (Author), Gregory L. Matloff, to be published in 8 From Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, page 5.

All solar sailing was Solar sailing book for the next five or six years until the sun was quiet again. A great sigh of disappointment swept across the solar system. Diana and Lebedev were halfway between Earth and moon, running neck and neck—and now no one would ever know which was the better boat.

Shop; Join; Donate; The Story of LightSail, Part 2. The rise and fall of Cosmos 1. Editor’s Note This article is adapted from a chapter in Louis Friedman’s book, Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars.

Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and I formed The Planetary Society in to prove and harness the popular interest in planetary exploration—a great government enterprise that was in danger. Solar sailing is a topic of growing popular and media interest. Solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and offer access to destinations within (and beyond) the solar system that are currently beyond our reach.

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Solar sailing offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions, impossible for any other type of conventional spacecraft. The book provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layman.

Solar sails (also called light sails or photon sails) are a method of spacecraft propulsion using radiation pressure exerted by sunlight on large mirrors.

Based on the physics, a number of spaceflight missions to test solar propulsion and navigation have been proposed since the s. A useful analogy to solar sailing may be a sailing boat; the light exerting a force on the mirrors is akin to. summary of solar sails has recently been written in the book, Solar Sailing by McInnes (), which also discusses this solar sail.

Figure 1. An Artist’s Rendition of a Solar Sail (Courtesy NASA/JPL, circa ) Conventional solar sails have been designed and built using thin films of aluminum. "solar sailing" was coined in the late s and was popularized by Arthur C. Clarke in the short story Sunjammer (The Wind From the Sun) in May [5].

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used sailing techniques to extend the File Size: 72KB. Read "Fast Solar Sailing Astrodynamics of Special Sailcraft Trajectories" by Giovanni Vulpetti available from Rakuten Kobo.

The range of solar sailing is very vast; it is a fully in-space means of propulsion that should allow us to accomplish v Brand: Springer Netherlands.

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Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications.

Jules Verne mentioned the possibility in his book "From the Earth to the Moon," and Arthur C. Clarke wrote about a solar-sailing spaceship race a century later, in the short story. The romantic notion of solar sailing portrayed in science fiction is of a huge billowing hemispherical film joined to a payload through shroud lines attached at the rim of the sail.

Indeed, this picture of solar sailing is described in some early technical publications on the by: 5. An introductory text and technical reference on solar sailing. The author assesses the benefits and limitations of solar sailing and comes to the conclusion that it really does offer the possibility Read more.

While solar sails have been designed before (NASA's had a solar sail program back in the s), materials available until the last decade or so were much too heavy to design a practical solar sailing vehicle.

Besides being lightweight, the material must be highly reflective and able to Author: Kevin Bonsor. Solar Sails. likes. Solar Sails will enable a whole new class of space missions throughout the solar system and they may one day allow us to go the stars.

The book, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach Followers:   In his book Space Sailing, World Space Foundation co-founder Jerome Wright estimated that using solar sails rather than rocket launches could save more than $10 billion in mission costs. Take a look at The Planetary Society's past in this interview with former Director Louis Friedman discussing SETI and solar sailing.

His book inspired our LightSail project, ready to launch in. In nontechnical language, the author covers the physics of solar sailing, problems of solar navigation, the design and construction of solar sail spacecraft and its promise for the future: ""Used. Book Review: Solar Sails – A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel [/caption] Great pleasure can be had in sailing across a gentle, blue sea with a fair wind at the back.

The tough part for non-scientists is Part Four of the book, where Johnson and his coauthors delve into the equations and technical hardware needed to make solar sailing a reality.

I asked Johnson where solar sails might fit into space settlement activities. He admitted that solar sails would not be well suited to human exploration and settlement.

Solar sailing The modern concept of solar sailing was reinvented much later by Richard Garwin at the IBM Watson laboratory in New Jersey.

Garwin authored the ¯rst paper on solar sailing in a western technical publication (the journal Jet Propulsion) inand coined the term `solar sailing’ (Garwin ). During the course of NASA. Whales around the world changed their songs the day scientists announced the discovery of powerful new particles around Saturn's largest moon which could solve Earth's energy needs.

The Quinn Corporation rushes to build a solar sail space craft Author: David Lee Summers. Solar Sails. likes 1 talking about this. Solar Sails will enable a whole new class of space missions throughout the solar system and they may one day allow us to go the stars. The book, Solar Followers:   “Solar sails use the Sun for propulsion,” explains David Siegal Bernstein in his book Blockbuster Science: The Real Science in Science Fiction (Prometheus Books).

“Photons shooting from.Solar Sailing to the Stars "We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean," wrote Dr. Carl Sagan in his book Cosmos. "We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.".