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During the continuation of the Battelle laboratories study Jerome Wright discovered a trajectory that would allow a relatively highperformance solar sail to rendezvous with comet Halley at its perihelion in the mid-1980’s by spiralling towards the Sun and then changing the orbit inclination by almost 180 deg (Wright & Warmke, 1976). The flight time of four years would allow for a late 1981 or early 1982 launch, however the required level of solar sail1 performance suggests the study was always over optimistic.
1 38 Advances in Spacecraft Technologies In 2005 NASA completed dual solar sail development programs, funding a solar sail design by ATK and another by L’Garde Inc. who used the inflatable boom technology developed under the IAE program. A, the world's largest vacuum chamber (Lichodziejewski et al, 2003; Murphy et al, 2003 & 2004). Following the deployment demonstrations the L’Garde design was down-selected due to its perceived scalability to much larger sail sizes for the subsequent NASA New Millennium Space Technology 9 (ST-9) proposal, prior to the ST-9 program being cancelled.
Advances in Spacecraft Technologies by Jason Hall