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21/06/2005 Solar sail is tested in space for the first time

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COSMOS-1 - The World's First Solar Sail Spacecraft

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Cosmos 1: the Solar Sail

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Solar Sails are the Future of Space Travel

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Using Sunlight to Propel Spaceships

Russian submarine launched a rocket with an experimental unmanned spacecraft Cosmos 1. It was built by non-governmental, nonprofit foundation The Planetary Society. The spacecraft was powered by radiation pressure (“solar sail”). Unfortunately, rocket failure prevented the spacecraft from reaching its intended orbit.
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