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Diffractive Solar Sail Project Gets Green Light at NASA

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2022 — NASA has selected a solar sail concept for development toward a demonstration mission with potential to advance space travel beyond what is currently possible. The Diffractive Solar Sailing project was selected for Phase III study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Phase III aims to strategically transition NIAC concepts with the highest potential impact for NASA, other government agencies, and commercial partners. Diffractive solar sails, depicted in this illustration, could enable missions to hard-to-reach places, like orbits over the sun’s poles....Read full article

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