Episode 646

Open Space 72: Electric Sails with Dr. Pekka Janhunen

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April 22nd, 2020

1 hr 1 min 20 secs

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Dr. Pekka Janhunen is a researcher with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the inventor of the Electric Solar Wind Sail concept, using the solar wind as a propulsion system for spacecraft.

These could allow spacecraft to explore many regions of the Solar System without any onboard propellant at all.

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