Solar sail is tested in space for the first time

Solar sail is tested in space for the first time

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Russian submarine launched a rocket with an experimental unmanned spacecraft Cosmos 1. It was built by non-governmental, nonprofit foundation The Planetary Society. The spacecraft was powered by radiation pressure (“solar sail”). Unfortunately, rocket failure prevented the spacecraft from reaching its intended orbit.

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