By Malcolm Macdonald
This booklet offers the easiest contributions of the the 3rd overseas Symposium on sunlight crusing Glasgow, eleven – thirteen June 2013. it's a fast snap-shot of the state-of-the paintings of sun sail expertise in 2013 around the globe, taking pictures flight courses, expertise improvement courses and new know-how and alertness options. The e-book includes contributions from all the best figures within the box, together with NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR in addition to collage and specialists. It hence presents a special reference element for the sunlight sail expertise. The ebook additionally contains key contributions from the potential clients of sun sail expertise, so one can let the know-how to be thought of by way of the person during this particular context.
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On the otheer hand, spin type can bee accomplisheed with lighter-weight mechanissms than masst type becausse it does noot require rigiid structural elements. Thuus spin type should be e Overview of IKAROS Mission 31 selected in case of a large membrane. IKAROS demonstrated a spin type solar power sail whose area was 200 m2 for advanced solar power sail whose area is 3000 m2. The feasibility was verified by a lot of experiments and numerical simulations [10, 11]. The proposed deployment method of the sail is shown in Fig.
Solar Sails: Technology and Demonstration Status, Int’l J. of Aeronautical & Space Sci. 13(4), 267–281 (2012) Overview of IKAROS Mission Osamu Mori1, Yoji Shirasawa2, Yuya Mimasu3, Yuichi Tsuda4, Hirotaka Sawada5, Takanao Saiki6, Takayuki Yamamoto7, Katsuhide Yonekura8, Hirokazu Hoshino9, and Junichiro Kawaguchi10 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 252-5210, Japan and Ryu Funase11 The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656, Japan The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) makes the world’s first solar power sail demonstration of photon propulsion and thin film solar power generation during its interplanetary cruise by IKAROS (Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun).
B. Sail A solaar sail requirees a thin film mirror that is extremely lig ght and strong g enough to hoold a vast areaa. ) It has a high tollerance for spaace environmeent requiremeent. Figure 6 shows the sail shape and equuipment layou ut. Membranne : The shhape of the meembrane is a ssquare whose diagonal distaance is 20 m. The direction n of folded lines is pperpendicular to the directiion of the cenntrifugal force. It is made of two kindss of polyimid de resin as shown inn Fig. 7. Polyimide-1 is an existing film and it needs to t be connecteed to each othher by adhesiv ve.
Advances in Solar Sailing by Malcolm Macdonald