Thursday, June 23, 2005

Solar Sail :(

So unfortunately it appears that the launch of the new Solar Sail test machine which would have hopefully proven the theory of using Photon's for propulsion has failed. The Russian rocket which carried the Cosmos 1 up into orbit had a catastrophic failure during launch and although it isn't confirmed that Cosmos 1 was destroyed they haven't received signals from it, nor sighted it.

Solar Sail : Blog This has no direct link to the particular article, rather it is a whole page of articles.

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