From miniature satellites to giant sun shields – the extreme technology transforming space engineering

McInnes, C. , McRobb, M. and Hu, Z. (2019) From miniature satellites to giant sun shields – the extreme technology transforming space engineering. Conversation, 26 Jun.

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Publisher's URL: https://theconversation.com/from-miniature-satellites-to-giant-sun-shields-the-extreme-technology-transforming-space-engineering-114532

Abstract

Scientists are hoping to turn tiny spacecraft into starships by coupling them with large solar sails.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Space exploration, satellite space exploration.
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hu, Dr Zhongxu and McRobb, Dr Malcolm and McInnes, Professor Colin
Authors: McInnes, C., McRobb, M., and Hu, Z.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Conversation
Publisher:The Conversation
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Author
First Published:First published in The Conversation 26 June 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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