The Electric Sail - A New Propulsion Method which may Enable Fast Missions to the Outer Solar System
P. Janhunen (2008), JBIS, 61, 322-325Refcode
: Electric solar wind sail, infinite specific impulse, high velocity incrementAbstract:
In this paper we give a status report of the electric sail concept which is a new (2006) propulsion invention. We consider the underlying physical principles, the technical implementation, its applications and the ongoing work.
PDF file, 4 pages: £5.00