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Hybrids of solar sail, solar electric, and solar thermal propulsion for solar-system exploration

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dc.contributor.author Wilcox, Brian H.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-18T21:34:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-18T21:34:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-03
dc.identifier.citation 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0469
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45007
dc.description.abstract Solar sails have long been known to be an attractive method of propulsion in the inner solar system if the areal density of the overall spacecraft (S/C) could be reduced to ~10 g/m². It has also long been recognized that the figure (precise shape) of useful solar sails needs to be reasonably good, so that the reflected light goes mostly in the desired direction. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012 en_US
dc.subject In-space Propulsion en_US
dc.title Hybrids of solar sail, solar electric, and solar thermal propulsion for solar-system exploration en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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