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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment
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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

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The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century. The satellite, …

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