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france500 kilogram Esails could each provide 50 tons of water from Asteroid mining for Mars and Space Infrastructure

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Arxiv – EMMI – Electric Solar Wind Sail Facilitated Manned Mars Initiative Abstract The novel propellantless electric solar wind sail concept promises efficient low thrust transportation in the Solar System outside Earth’s magnetosphere. Combined with asteroid mining to provide water …

energyNASA NIAC Solar Electric Space Sail that would be nine times faster than Voyager One

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NASA NIAC has funded another solar electric space sail project called Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS) which wants to send a probe 150 kilometers per second or 30 AU per year . Nextbigfuture has had dozens of articles on …

japanA one-kilometre-long electric sail tether was produced

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The electric sail (ESAIL), invented by Dr. Pekka Janhunen at the Finnish Kumpula Space Centre in 2006, produces propulsion power for a spacecraft by utilizing the solar wind. The sail features electrically charged long and thin metal tethers that interact …