publication . External research report . 2006

Solar sail deployment experiment

Shimose, Shigeru; 下瀬 滋;
Open Access Japanese
  • Published: 01 Nov 2006 Journal: 平成18年度 宇宙航空研究開発機構 総合技術研究本部 宇宙科学研究本部 研究成果報告書=Report on Research Achievements for FY2006 Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Institute of Aerospace Technology, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (issn: 1349-113X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Abstract
Solar Sail move by receiving momentum of photons in sunlight. This paper presents results of some Spin-Stabilized Solar Sail deployment experiment. ISAS has successfully deployed, for the first time in the world, the polyimide Solar Sail taking advantage of centrifugal force in space. Based on this result, the new deployment mechanism is being developed which retracts the 50 m diameter sail.
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Space PhysicsQuantitative Biology::OtherPhysics::Popular PhysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: solar sail, deployment, solar radiation, solar wind, membrane structure, large space structure, polyimide, thin film, centrifugal force, ソーラーセイル, 展開, 太陽放射, 太陽風, 膜構造物, 大型宇宙構造物, ポリイミド, 薄膜, 遠心力, 宇宙船設計、試験及び性能, 機械工学, 月及び惑星探査
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