The newly launched solar sail is on its way to being launched into low Earth orbit

The newly launched solar sail is on its way to being launched into low Earth orbit

Illustration of the Gamma Alpha mission in orbit. clarification: gamma A new spacecraft could soon be flying through Earth’s orbit while being gently propelled by photons from the sun. French aerospace company Gamma has launched its Gamma Alpha solar sail mission to test photovoltaic propulsion technology, which keeps spacecraft in orbit without the need for …

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