The IKAROS solar-powered spacecraft launched by the Japanese space agency JAXA is officially propelling through space using only solar energy.
After a successful launch on May 21, the craft's 3,000-square-foot sail unfurled without incident and viagra generico today it was confirmed that IKAROS was harnessing the sun's rays and speeding through space. The team of buy generic cialis scientists back on the ground will control the sale online viagra ie craft's velocity by changing the angle of the sail, which will maximize or minimize the amount of radiation hitting the solar cells.
The team measured the thrust from the solar light pressure at 1.12 mili-Newton, which is what they expected. You can check out JAXA's press release here for charts of the craft's acceleration and more details.
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