Sep 29, 2023

A solar sail spacecraft could reach Mars in only 26 days

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David Imbaratto / Stellar Exploration / The Planetary Society.

Solar sails were first demonstrated in space by the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 mission, which raised a small CubeSat’s orbit by 1.9 miles (3.2 km) using only the propulsive force of photons, or light beams, from the Sun.

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