Ball Aerospace Selected by NASA to Support Solar Cruiser Written 11 February 2021


A controllable CubeSat solar sail spacecraft. | NASA/Wikipedia; Public Domain

ExecutiveGov reports that Ball Aerospace “has been selected to support a NASA small satellite technology demonstration, Solar Cruiser, the company reported on Wednesday.” The company “will perform several mission-critical functions, including the integration and test of the satellite bus with the solar sail system that will form the completed Sailcraft.” Ball Aerospace’s “efforts will inform on the use of solar photons for propulsion in space.” The Solar Cruiser “will be one of four missions launching with the NASA Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), currently scheduled in 2025.”
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