Discussion meeting on Gossamer spacecraft (ultralightweight spacecraft).
- Brereton, R. G.
- May 15, 1980.
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- Concepts, technology, and application of ultralightweight structures in space are examined. Gossamer spacecraft represented a generic class of space vehicles or structures characterized by a low mass per unit area (approximately 50g/m2). Gossamer concepts include the solar sail, the space tether, and various two and three dimensional large lightweight structures that were deployed or assembled in space. The Gossamer Spacecraft had a high potential for use as a transportation device (solar sail), as a science instrument (reflecting or occulting antenna), or as a large structural component for an enclosure, manned platform, or other human habitats. Inflatable structures were one possible building element for large ultralightweight structures in space.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19800017877.
Accession ID: 80N26376.
19-20 Dec. 1979; Pasadena, CA; United States.
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