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Thursday, 31 January 2013 22:25

U.S. space agency NASA in 2014 will launch the largest solar sail with an area of 1.2 thoUSAnd square meters, which was named Sunjammer with the approval of the heirs of the famous science fiction writer Arthur Clark, as so called story by Arthur C. Clarke, 1964 race spacecraft with solar sails. Side length of a solar sail Sunjammer is about 38 meters, the design creates by sail company L'Garde, in 2013 the project goal will formally evaluated by NASA and the launch into orbit is planned for late 2014 with rocket Falcon 9 by private company SpaceX. The material for the solar sail will kapton (polyimide), which was created by DuPont and used in spacesuits of astronauts. It is assumed, that Sunjammer would carry into space dust creator of star Trek Gene Roddenberry and his wife Medzhel and ashes of customers of Celestis, THE VIDEO:

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