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Excerpts From Solar Sail Concepts and ApplicationsThis paper excerpts material applicable to Mars missions from an earlier study covering a broader range of applications of solar sails. The basic principles of solar sail operation are provided, and the implications on trajectories and missions ate discussed briefly. Concepts of solar sails and interplanetary vehicles are described and discussed. Some of the important solar sail material considerations are presented and some selections criteria are provided.
Document ID
19870008303
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jerome Wright
(Jet Propulsion Lab La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States)
Carl Sauer
(Jet Propulsion Lab La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States)
Chen-wan Yen
(Jet Propulsion Lab La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Manned Mars Missions Working Group Papers: Volume 1, Section 1-4
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-89320-VOL-1
Meeting Information
Meeting: Manned Mars Missions Workshop
Location: Huntsville, AL
Country: US
Start Date: June 10, 1985
End Date: June 14, 1985
Sponsors: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Accession Number
87N17736
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
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