Worlds first solar power sail demonstration flight in interplanetary cruise in 2010

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Osamu Mori, Yuichi Tsuda, Takayuki Yamamoto, Ryu Funase, Hirotaka Sawada, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Mutsuko Morimoto

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Abstract

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will make the world's first solar power sail craft demonstrate for both its photon propulsion and thin film solar power generation during its interplanetary cruise. The spacecraft deploys and spans its membrane of 20 meters in diameter taking the advantage of the spin centrifugal force. The spacecraft weighs approximately 300kg, launched together with the agency's Venus Climate Orbiter, PLANET-C in June of 2010. This will be the first actual solar sail flying an interplanetary voyage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Pages1658-1664
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2008 Sep 292008 Oct 3

Publication series

NameInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Volume3

Other

Other59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period08/9/2908/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Kawaguchi, J., Mori, O., Tsuda, Y., Yamamoto, T., Funase, R., Sawada, H., Kawakatsu, Y., & Morimoto, M. (2008). Worlds first solar power sail demonstration flight in interplanetary cruise in 2010. In International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 (pp. 1658-1664). (International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008; Vol. 3).