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Sunjammer

v1
by

Zane Groshelle

on 30 October 2013

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Transcript of Sunjammer

[ 2,000,000 miles ]
{
SUNJAMMER
THE
[ 930,000 miles ]
The Sunjammer is...
7x
propels itself over further
larger
10x
lighter
than the largest solar sail ever tested in space.
&
.
.
.
2x
2014
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.
SUNJAMMER
THE
be able to help remove over 8000 pieces of space junk orbiting the earth.
SUNJAMMER
THE
will
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.
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