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Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing Astrodynamics Vol. 3, No. 3, 205, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-019-0065-x Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing 1 2 3 Giovanni Vulpetti , Christian Circi , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. International Academy of Astronautics, Paris 75116, France 2. Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00138, Italy 3. School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © Tsinghua University Press 2019 Dear authors and readers, Since the 1960s, an increasing interest in space propulsion methods (a) not-high-limited in energy (e.g., electric rocket propulsion) and (b) involving no propellant (space sailing), has been advancing from theoretical, numerical- simulation, and technological viewpoints. In particular, among the propulsion concepts of type (b), solar-photon sailing (SPS) has received greater and greater attention. On May 21st, 2010, at 6:58 (Japan Standard Time), the launcher H-IIA-17 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center by carrying two spacecraft as payload. One of those ones is IKAROS, which stands for Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun. The IKAROS mission is a milestone in the history of astronautics, in general, and of in-space propulsion, in particular. Since then, the efforts of planning and carrying out important almost-propellantless missions have been increasing in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Astrodynamics Springer Journals

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing

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Astrodynamics Vol. 3, No. 3, 205, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-019-0065-x Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing 1 2 3 Giovanni Vulpetti , Christian Circi , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. International Academy of Astronautics, Paris 75116, France 2. Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00138, Italy 3. School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © Tsinghua University Press 2019 Dear authors and readers, Since the...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2019 by Tsinghua University Press
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Engineering; Aerospace Technology and Astronautics; Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) ; Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
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2522-008X
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2522-0098
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10.1007/s42064-019-0065-x
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Astrodynamics Vol. 3, No. 3, 205, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-019-0065-x Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Solar-Photon Space Sailing 1 2 3 Giovanni Vulpetti , Christian Circi , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. International Academy of Astronautics, Paris 75116, France 2. Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00138, Italy 3. School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © Tsinghua University Press 2019 Dear authors and readers, Since the 1960s, an increasing interest in space propulsion methods (a) not-high-limited in energy (e.g., electric rocket propulsion) and (b) involving no propellant (space sailing), has been advancing from theoretical, numerical- simulation, and technological viewpoints. In particular, among the propulsion concepts of type (b), solar-photon sailing (SPS) has received greater and greater attention. On May 21st, 2010, at 6:58 (Japan Standard Time), the launcher H-IIA-17 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center by carrying two spacecraft as payload. One of those ones is IKAROS, which stands for Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun. The IKAROS mission is a milestone in the history of astronautics, in general, and of in-space propulsion, in particular. Since then, the efforts of planning and carrying out important almost-propellantless missions have been increasing in

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AstrodynamicsSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 7, 2019

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