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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This so-called solar wind sail of the University of Bern was the only non-American experiment on board the Apollo 11.
Envall et al., "Overview of electric solar wind sail applications," Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, vol.
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.
In 2009, Finnish researcher Sini Merikallio won for a proposal to deflect an asteroid (http://spacegeneration.org/images/stories/Projects/NEO/Sini_Merikallio.pdf) using an electric solar wind sail .
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].
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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.
A racing asymmetric spinnaker with a mid girth of aminimum 75% of the foot length measures as a regular down wind sail. This means you can combine it with your regular spinnakers without penalty within the ORCi and IRC rules.