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Profile Sir Ulli
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Message 949317 - Posted: 23 Nov 2009, 21:37:33 UTC
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We are going to merge the ultra-light technology of nanosats with the ultra-large technology of solar sails in an audacious new program-- setting a course to the stars”
-- Louis D. Friedman


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Message 949647 - Posted: 25 Nov 2009, 7:03:32 UTC - in response to Message 949317.

We are going to merge the ultra-light technology of nanosats with the ultra-large technology of solar sails in an audacious new program-- setting a course to the stars”
-- Louis D. Friedman


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Great to hear the solar sail project is back on track!

Planetary Society says:
The Planetary Society is building a spacecraft that will sail on sunlight alone by the end of 2010. The new solar sail project, boosted by a one-million-dollar anonymous donation


The good news is they got a 1 million dollar donation.And even better, they expect it to set sail in 2010.Thats great news!

John.
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