Flight status of IKAROS deep space solar sail demonstrator

Yuichi Tsuda, O. Mori, R. Funase, H. Sawada, T. Yamamoto, T. Saiki, T. Endo, J. Kawaguchi

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Abstract

JAXA launched the world's first deep-space solar sail demonstration spacecraft "IKAROS" on May 21, 2010. IKAROS was injected to an Earth-Venus trajectory to demonstrate several key technologies for solar sail utilizing the deep space flight environment. IKAROS succeeded in deploying a 20m-span solar sail on June 9, and is now flying toward Venus with the assist of solar photon acceleration. This paper describes the mission design, system design, solar sail deployment operation and current flight status of IKAROS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages10379-10386
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2010 Sep 272010 Oct 1

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume12

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/9/2710/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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