Deep Space Probe IKAROS: Update
I recently wrote about the new Japanese space probe IKAROS. It is the first probe designed to test the idea of using solar sails to travel the universe.
A couple new photos were just released showing IKAROS with its sail unfurling, confirming the first stage of its mission.
Now its just a matter of getting it up to speed. I’m really interested in this one folks, and I’ll keep you up to date.