Satellite that Changes Orbit

PaulaJedi

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"The Planetary Society announced Wednesday that a small satellite it launched a month ago had successfully demonstrated the ability to change its orbit with a solar sail."

This is pretty cool.  We are learning  how to steer satellites.  It makes them more useful because you can move them elsewhere.  They call it solar sailing. They're going to check out an asteroid with it. 

https://spacenews.com/planetary-society-declares-solar-sailing-mission-a-success/

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