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Offline Vultur

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IKAROS follow on mission?
« on: 10/02/2014 07:01 AM »
Back when IKAROS was in the news I saw a reference to a follow on mission -

http://global.jaxa.jp/activity/pr/brochure/files/sat28.pdf

"Next plans
The second mission will take place in the late 2010s. It will involve a large-sized solar power sail with a diameter of 50m, and will have integrated ion-propulsion engines. The destinations of the spacecraft will be Jupiter and the Trojan asteroids"

Is this still planned? Has anyone heard anything new in the last 3-4 years?

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Re: IKAROS follow on mission?
« Reply #3 on: 10/03/2014 05:06 AM »

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Re: IKAROS follow on mission?
« Reply #4 on: 10/03/2014 06:32 AM »
http://www.lcpm10.caltech.edu/pdf/session-5/4_LCPM2013-S5-Sail-HYc.pdf
http://www.helsinki.fi/acm2014/pdf-material/Day-4/Session-3/Room-3/KAWAGUCHI-A011.pdf


it turns into sample return from trojan asteroid.

Tahnk you!

I'm glad to see this still seems to be live; demonstrating electric propulsion at Jupiter's distance sounds awesome.

The first presentation linked says it would be "Power generated by thin film solar cells (5kW@5AU)" which sounds quite impressive.

I wonder how big of a "power sail" the IKAROS spinning deployment concept would work for? Could there be a 250-meter one for multi-megawatt electric propulsion for a manned mission?

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Re: IKAROS follow on mission?
« Reply #6 on: 07/14/2016 03:30 AM »
https://twitter.com/lizard_isana/status/753381612339941376
isana ‏@lizard_isana   
50m solar sail (successor to the  IKAROS) deploy experiment was held on July 13, 2016. The smaller one is IKAROS.

The experiment was open to the public, so you can see more photos under the hashtag #solarsail2016

and
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipODq4w1d2t_j8PytyCOWZJwig3oRnfDL5Y6tDK1idTeDv1OYiJ30QihfNZKZLLC2A?key=QlgxTzM3NFdOd3pZcVRqWmRpdkZnZVo2dE5UVkRn


« Last Edit: 07/15/2016 06:32 AM by yoichi »

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