The Electric Sail - A New Propulsion Method which may Enable Fast Missions to the Outer Solar System

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P. Janhunen (2008), JBIS, 61, 322-325

Refcode: 2008.61.322
Keywords: Electric solar wind sail, infinite specific impulse, high velocity increment

In this paper we give a status report of the electric sail concept which is a new (2006) propulsion invention. We consider the underlying physical principles, the technical implementation, its applications and the ongoing work.

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