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Delivering fast and capable missions to the outer solar system

McInnes, C.R. (2004) Delivering fast and capable missions to the outer solar system. Advances in Space Research, 34 (1). pp. 184-191. ISSN 0273-1177

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Abstract

Concepts for science missions to the outer solar system and beyond traditionally suffer from the multiple burdens of long trips times, power starved payloads and a severe communications bottleneck for data returns. This paper will consider the use of solar sail propulsion to address some, or even all of these issues in the mid to farterm.