spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Solar sail launch date set
Posted: Tue, May 24, 2005, 8:33 AM ET (1233 GMT)
Cosmos 1 solar sail The Planetary Society announced Monday that it will launch Cosmos 1, its solar sail spacecraft, next month from a Russian submarine. Launch of Cosmos 1 on a Volna, a converted Russian sub-launched ballistic missile, is scheduled for a launch window that opens June 21. Once in space, Cosmos 1 will deploy a 30-meter solar sail, using light pressure to gradually expand the spacecraft's orbit. The spacecraft will be the first orbital test of a solar sail, although the technology has been tested in groundbased experiments and suborbital flights. Later in the mission the spacecraft will be used to test if the spacecraft can be propelled by microwaves beamed from the Earth.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

news links
Saturday, September 22
D.C. Digest: Sen. Inhofe mulls space force proposal
Tulsa World — 9:20 am ET (1320 GMT)
SpaceX’s Moon Trip Is the Ultimate Artist Residency
The Atlantic — 9:18 am ET (1318 GMT)
Astronaut foresees coming boost in NASA interest
FederalNewsRadio.com — 9:17 am ET (1317 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list