overview of the nasa advanced composite

W. Keats Wilkie, Juan M. Fernandez, Olive R. Stohlman, Nigel R. Schneider, Gregory D. Dean, Jin Ho Kang, Jerry E. Warren, Sarah M. Cook, Jeannette Heiligers, More Authors

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An overview of the NASA Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3) technology demonstration project is presented. Descriptions of the ACS3 solar sail design, spacecraft systems, concept of operations, and ground testing are provided, along with a discussion of the extensibility of the ACS3 composite solar sail system technology to future small spacecraft solar sails and missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781624106095
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19 , Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Jan 202121 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
CityVirtual, Online


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