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Astronomy

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SPACE | 20/05 12:13 CET

Solar sail tests Sagan’s dream of flying with Sun’s photons

Solar sail tests Sagan’s dream of flying with Sun’s photons

A shoe-box sized spacecraft launched today to test a solar sail, a unique technology championed by famous astronomer Carl Sagan. The spacecraft relies on the accelerative ‘push’ of photons from the Sun to accelerate through space, a technique known as solar sailing. It could…