MT6

Photonic Solar Sail and Electric Solar Wind Sail: new opportunities for Solar System and Planetary exploration missions (Workshop)
Convener: J.-P. Lebreton  | Co-Conveners: P. Janhunen , S. Merikallio 
Oral Program
 / Mon, 20 Sep, 15:30–17:00  / Room Workshop Room 1
Poster Program
 / Attendance Tue, 21 Sep, 17:30–19:00  / Poster Area
The solar sail uses the solar radiation pressure momentum for producing thrust. The electric sail is a new space propulsion concept which uses the solar wind momentum for producing thrust. Although both power by solar radiation, the two concepts are using a very different principle. The two techniques will be presented and solar system exploration mission opportunities that may use either concept will be presented. This workshop will include a few invited talks. Oral and poster presentations addressing the workshop topics are solicited. Innovative and challenging ideas are most welcome.