[ExI] japanese solar sail

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon May 17 21:03:16 UTC 2010

On 5/17/2010 3:14 PM, spike wrote:

> "A new Japanese weather probe and daring solar sail concept are
> scheduled to blast off together Monday evening for a six-month journey
> to study Venus..."
> Jeez this sure took long enough.  We solar sail fans have been waiting a
> looooong time for someone to do this

My mate Gregory Benford (and his twin brother, James) were involved in 
doing this sort of thing five years ago, but the Russian launch rocket 
ran off and was never seen again.


Damien Broderick

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