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Small Solar Satellites

Victoria Coverstone, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, discusses her research on solar satellites. She is a co-principal investigator on CubeSail. The satellite was “actually inspired by NASA’s original heliogyro solar sail,” she told Planetary.org.  The system will make significant strides towards technical goals for solar sails that NASA’s In-Space Propulsion Roadmap has set to be achieved by the end of this decade. Read the entire story here: http://bit.ly/2wp3Zyn.