Solar Week entry 5 – The Final Frontier

Building on the interior-exterior balance I’ve been trying to develop this week, let’s go indo-exo: exoplanetary, shall we?

Japan [of course it would be, you brilliantly mad buggers] is soon to launch their Ikaros spaceship and this one has a lot more claim to the title ‘spaceship’ than most as it has solar sails!

The name Ikaros is an acronym for Interplanetary Kite-Craft Accelerated by Radiation of the Sun and it will be the first solar-sail powered vehicle to go into deep space.

My interest? Awesome. Just awesome


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