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Sunjammer, World's Largest Solar Sail, Passes Key Test for 2015 Launch [News]
posted October 13 2013 3:37.00 by spic0m




A NASA plan to launch the world's largest solar sail into space and unfurl it like a giant parasol has passed a major test as the mission moves closer to a planned January 2015 launch. Sunjammer mission successfully deployed part of its huge solar sail in a test on Sept. 30, revealing the craft should be ready to function successfully following its January 2015 launch.


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