wind sail

wind′ sail`

(wind),
n.
a sail rigged over a hatchway, ventilator, or the like, to divert moving air downward into the vessel.
[1715–25]
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Envall, "Electric solar wind sail control and navigation," Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, vol.
The Electric solar wind sail facilitated Manned Mars Initiative, EMMI, could provide a fundamentally new, economically sustainable way to approach manned Mars flights.
On 7 May 2013 at 5:06, the first mission to test technologies for the electric solar wind sail, which up to that moment had been a purely theoretical concept, was launched on board the Europe's new launch vehicle Vega.
Still feeling vulnerable, Brie joins the crew of the Maine Wind Sail, and they quickly become family.
And the key insight that the makers of the first windmills must have had is that the wind can be harnessed to propel an object--a wind sail or a sailboat--in many different directions, not just with the wind.
Another way of tapping solar wind momentum by using an electric sail is the electric solar wind sail (E-sail) invented by Janhunen [5-9].
The scientific mission of ESTCube-1, the first Estonian satellite, is to perform an on-orbit test of the electric solar wind sail (E-sail) concept.
The satellite's main mission is a test of technologies required for the Electric Solar Wind Sail concept [3-5] that involves unreeling of a thin 10 m long conductive tether [1,6,7] in a circular sun-synchronous midday-midnight polar low Earth orbit (LEO) with the altitude of 660 km, charging it to a high voltage of 500 V, and measuring its interaction with atmospheric plasma.