NASA’s first solar sail exploration mission to launch in November, targeting a Near-Earth Asteroid

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I wonder whether over interstellar distances, given that the sail will point at the Sun, whether the sail can be used to focus RF signals.


So dumb question…it’s aluminum…how is the sail protected from small tiny objects nipping away as it goes flying around the universe?


woah, vancouver and marketing on the same page..


I suggest they reconsider these plans. Solar vessels are very fragile, and it’s a long way to the Denorios belt at sublight speeds.