- May, 21 st 2010 : Success for the launch of IKAROS, the first Solar Power Sail.
- 2009 Annual Report
- 2008 Annual Report
- Septembre 2008 : First meeting of the Libellule-Demoiselle project, in Saint-Denis, Reunion.
- June 2008 : Reference document of the Libellule-Demoiselle micro-solar sail project.
- 2007 Annual Report
- 06/28/07 : U3P in space onboard GENESIS 2 . More ...
- Download the divx video of the U3P Conference : "Solar Sails, From Reality to Dream ..." (January 27th U3P Conference).
- 2007 Annual U3P Report .
2006 : U3P, AMSAT-F and Voysat launch the second phase of the
projet of micro-solar sail Dragonfly. See the 3D
simulation, and download
- Tribute to the great russian engineer Vladimir
- 2006 Annual
U3P Report (Rapport Moral 2005).
the new Solar Sail java simulator, written
by Matthieu Brangier
2006, January 21: a U3P conference on "Pluto
: the solar sail option"
June, 2, 2005 : a solar sail in space, tonight. The cosmos mission
more in http://www.planetary.org
- June 19,
2005 : The U3P Solar Sail at Le Bourget Aerospace Show, France.
- May, 2005
: U3P to build the first model of French Solar Sail, in Millau,
France. More ...
- April 2005
: the launch of the Cosmos solar sail in few weeks ! More at :
January 15 th 2005 : U3P General Assembly. Download
the annual report of the U3P.
9, 2004 : A Solar Sail from the Rising Sun
On Monday, August 9, 2004, 17h15
local time, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA succeeded in the test
of a Solar Sail deployed in space, during a suborbital
flight of the rocket S-310-34 lanched from the Space Centre of
Uchinoura in Kagoshima. Two prototypes of sails were tested, 10
meters large, using reflecting films with 7.5 micrometers thickness.
> More on Jaxa website : http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/snews/2004/0809.shtml
info about solar sails ?