The result is a reflective sail which does not ride on the air, but there is a light from the sun to push the car from space.
Launched on the spacecraft, which now uses a bright new assistant, LightSail 2, run by The Planetarium Society, which is a non-profit organization defending space exploration.
Its goal is to show a way to move a vehicle into space without depending on chemical fuel, which can be heavy, toxic and expensive to use.
This solar technology can provide a cost-effective alternative to propulsion vehicles around the Earth and through the Solar System.
Prior to the launch of the Planetary Society of Lights 2, Bill Neyy, CEO of Planetarium Society, said, “You will never get out of fuel.” This is ideal for some missions. ”
Rather than being dependent on conventional fuel, Lightle 2 is known as light particles, which are known as photons, to trick through space.
There can be no mass in the photon, but their speed. When the photons collide with a reflective surface, they bounce backwards, giving you a small boost to everything you get.
During the next month, LightSale will perform a dance in class 2, which will bring it back and forth to ride in the sunlight. As it approaches the sun, the space shuttle will keep the yachting edge towards the light.
Then, as soon as you are in front of the sun, you will face the side of the sun. “It will work like a lot of sailboats,” said Nai. “It suppresses and turns and enters the air.” “Then you distort and take advantage of sailing” toward the wind. ”
The concept of sailing on the sun was a dream for famous astronomer Carl Sagan, who co-founded the planet society. Therefore, in 1976, Sagan presented a model of Solar Pal in the Tonight Show by Johnny Carson.
“It can come to the sun.” Sagan Carson was told at that time that he could reach the sun. “And because there is constant flow in it, it can make you a part. The interior of the solar system is much faster and more comfortable than normal type of rocket propulsion.”
In the last 10 years, the Planetary Society has worked hard to convert the dream of its former President into reality. Cubysat – A standard small satellite – has been developed around the shape of the shoe box, which can deploy its sails in space.
Its design removes four cobalt rays from the spacecraft, which pulls the mewer cell up to class configuration.
In 2015, The Planetary Society launched its first solar-powered spacecraft, LightSell 1, riding on the Atlas Rocket of United Launch Alliance.
After some snails, Pal was successfully deployed, proving that technology can work. However, LightSale 1 was very little in class to navigate properly. The atmosphere was quite thick for greening any sunlight.
Through the lessons learned from that work, he created the LightSeller 2 Lightning Association and launched it on Faces Space Foxconn from SpaceX on June 25 in Space.
Shortly after its launch, it was positioned in the classroom just 720 km above the earth. At this increase, there is less resistance to Earth’s atmosphere, which means, this time, LightSail 2 should be able to increase from the Sun to its orbit approximately 15 km.
After all, this class will give rise to the death of space shuttle. LightSell 2 will be able to raise its orbit on one side of the Earth only, and every time the class increases on this side, the class decreases on the other side.
In almost a year, LightSell 2 will pass through the earth so that it will be pulled in the atmosphere of the planet as it descends.
However, their fire will not be a tragedy because the aim of LightSeller 2 is to prove only that such a propulsion can work in space.
If you can do this, then the Planetarium Society is planning to share solar sailing technology with other space shuttle developers who are looking for innovative ways to trick vehicles through space.
Solar sails can be used for something as simple as maintaining orbital position in orbit, or sending cargo to Mars as it can be amplified for some form of complexity.
All this depends on how the job goes. In the meantime, you may be able to see LightSail 2 as it grows rapidly in its upper class. Its large sail is so reflective that if you are looking at the right time, it can be visible to the naked eye.
The Planetary Society will provide information about the location of LightSail 2 in the sky so that the stars can observe the satellite while riding on the sun.