Delivering fast and capable missions to the outer solar system

C.R. McInnes

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Abstract

Concepts for science missions to the outer solar system and beyond traditionally suffer from the multiple burdens of long trips times, power starved payloads and a severe communications bottleneck for data returns. This paper will consider the use of solar sail propulsion to address some, or even all of these issues in the mid to farterm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • solar sails
  • propulsion
  • guidance systems
  • space travel

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