Designing a Solar Sail
As with most engineering challenges, even for solar sails there is no single “best” design solution which will meet all potential needs and mission scenarios. This chapter is divided into two major sections. First, we will discuss the most viable solar sail design options and the pros and cons of each, including the problem of controlling the orientation of a sail in space. Then we will deal with technological aspects in building a sailcraft.
KeywordsAttitude Control Attitude Control System Spacecraft Attitude Solar Sail External Torque
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