By Malcolm Macdonald
This publication offers the easiest contributions of the the 3rd overseas Symposium on sun crusing Glasgow, eleven – thirteen June 2013. it's a fast snap-shot of the state-of-the artwork of sunlight sail expertise in 2013 around the globe, taking pictures flight courses, know-how improvement courses and new expertise and alertness techniques. The e-book includes contributions from all the major figures within the box, together with NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR in addition to college and specialists. It as a result presents a special reference aspect for the sunlight sail expertise. The publication additionally comprises key contributions from the possible clients of sun sail know-how, with a view to let the expertise to be thought of by way of the consumer during this detailed context.
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IKA AROS flew by Venus at the beginning of December 20 10. IKAR ROS entered itts extended operation phasse at the begin nning of 2011. In the extennded operation n, the spin rate was decreased to observe the deformation off the sail undeer low centriffugal force env d nvironment. On Oct. 18, 2011, IK KAROS was trransferred to the reverse sspin to enhancce the knowleedge about thhe effect of sttiffness of membranne against the solar radiation n pressure. Att the end of 20 011, IKAROS S moved to hibbernation mod de because the Sun angle was inncreased.
The proposall was endorsed d in fall, 2007 7. IKAROS (In Interplanetary Kite-craft Acceleratted by Radiation Of the Su un) demonstraated the memb brane deploym ment and thin film power generation. g It is also the world’s first actual solar sail flyingg an interplan f netary voyage as shown in Fig. 2. IKAR ROS is not hybrid prropulsion systeem, because ion propulsionn engine is nott mounted. Th his paper preseents the summ mary of the developm ment and operaation of IKAR ROS. Fig. 1 Advaanced solar power sail miission.
It has a high tollerance for spaace environmeent requiremeent. Figure 6 shows the sail shape and equuipment layou ut. Membranne : The shhape of the meembrane is a ssquare whose diagonal distaance is 20 m. The direction n of folded lines is pperpendicular to the directiion of the cenntrifugal force. It is made of two kindss of polyimid de resin as shown inn Fig. 7. Polyimide-1 is an existing film and it needs to t be connecteed to each othher by adhesiv ve. On the other hannd, polyimide--2 is thermop plastic polyimiide which is developed and manufacture red by JAXA newly for the advannced solar pow wer sail missio on.