Universe Today Podcast

[Interview] Solar Sails Are Even Better Than You Think

May 3rd, 2023  •  1 hr 6 mins  •  Download (92.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Can solar sails change the way we explore the Solar System and beyond? Dr Slava Turyshev definitely thinks so! He assembled an all-star team of researchers in a recent paper about potential science opportunities of using solar sails. In this interview, we talk about the technology behind it, what's its current state, what perspectives it has and much more.