solar sails

It’s Alive! NanoSail-D Suddenly and Spontaneously Comes Back to Life

[/caption] A small solar sail that was thought to be a lost cause has "spontaneously" come back to life. The…

11 years ago

Nanosail-D Update: Things Look Grim

[/caption] We reported the successful ejection of the Nanosail-D nanosatellite from the satellite that it was launched with earlier this…

12 years ago

NASA’s Nanosail-D Released into the Winds of Space

[/caption]Despite being an idea rattling around inside the head of engineers and space enthusiasts for over 40 years, solar sails…

12 years ago

Fleet of Solar Sail Spacecraft Envisioned for Future Data Gathering Missions

[/caption] Future missions to explore the outer planets could employ fleets of ‘data-clippers’, maneuverable spacecraft equipped with solar sails, to…

12 years ago