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Transcript of Sunjammer
[ 930,000 miles ]
The Sunjammer is...
propels itself over further
than the largest solar sail ever tested in space.
Launch Date //
- Johannes Kepler
Let us create vessels and sails adjusted to the heavenly ether, and there will be plenty of people unafraid of the empty wastes.
// 17th century astronomer
Solar Sail Demonstration
will use the stream of particles ejected from the sun known as solar wind to propel itself into space.
be able to help remove over 8000 pieces of space junk orbiting the earth.
And also divert asteroids that could hit earth.
help control spacecrafts in steady position during orbit.
help predict solar storms that can damage satellites and power grids on earth.
give scientists a greater understanding of solar wind.