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‘Electric Sails’ Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025

November 9, 2015

Researchers are developing an “electric sail” propulsion system that would harness the solar wind, the stream of protons, electrons and other charged particles that flows outward from the sun at more than 1 million mph.

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If electric sail propulsion proves feasible, it could disrupt all the predictions of what can and cannot be done in space.

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