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Simple Control Strategy Derived For Solar-Sail Spacecraft

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April 9, 2001
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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This year’s anticipated launch of the Planetary Society’s "Cosmos 1" spacecraft may usher in the long-awaited age of solar sailing. The performance of such spacecraft could be optimized with a simple control strategy developed by scientists at the University of Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — This year’s anticipated launch of the Planetary Society’s "Cosmos 1" spacecraft may usher in the long-awaited age of solar sailing. The performance of such spacecraft could be optimized with a simple control strategy developed by scientists at the University of Illinois.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. (2001, April 9). Simple Control Strategy Derived For Solar-Sail Spacecraft. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010403071916.htm
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Simple Control Strategy Derived For Solar-Sail Spacecraft." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010403071916.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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