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Solar Sails pp 169-184 | Cite as

Space Sources of Light

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
  • Les Johnson
  • Gregory L. Matloff

In Chapter 5, we addressed the problems of light and its amazing nature. We discussed the twofold nature of light: wave and particle. As this book regards solar sailing as a non-rocket photon-driven propulsion mode, we shall primarily focus on the properties of solar light and, secondarily, on the light from planets.

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Solar Cycle Total Solar Irradiance Spectral Radiance Solar Sailing Astronomical Unit 
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© Praxis Publishing, Ltd 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
    • 1
  • Les Johnson
    • 2
  • Gregory L. Matloff
    • 3
  1. 1.International Academy of AstronauticsParisFrance
  2. 2.NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.New York City college of TechnologyBrooklynUSA

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