Japanese Solar Sail Deploys Successfully
New images and data from the IKAROS solar sail show the thin solar film has deployed and expanded successfully and is now generating power. Since its launch on May 21, 2010, teams from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have been painstakingly checking out all the systems on IKAROS before deploying the sail, and even the process of unfurling the sail had been a slow process.
Jun 11, 2010 – 3:27:13 PM
—–this comes from Earth Changes Media.com by Mitch Battos