Monday, 1 April 2013

ESA develops "snap-proof" space tether

This month, the University of Helsinki and the European Space Agency (ESA) will test a new space tether that has less chance of snapping under the stresses of operating in orbit. Installed aboard Estonia’s ESTCube-1 cubesat, the new tether is scheduled to launched with ESA’s Proba-V satellite atop a Vega rocket as part of an experiment in developing an electric solar sail... Continue Reading ESA develops "snap-proof" space tether

Section: Space

Tags: CubeSat, ESA, Satellite, Solar Sail, Spacecraft, University of Helsinki

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