[ExI] japanese solar sail
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.
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