Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel

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Solar sail technology is very close to becoming an engineering reality and it will soon be used in the exploration of the solar system and beyond. This fascinating book provides an accessible introduction to solar sails and details how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space. It also examines current plans for solar sails and how advanced technology, such as nanotechnology, might enhance their performance. Coverage shows how solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and ...

Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel 2008, Copernicus Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387344041

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