NASA Tests Solar Sail for CubeSat that will Study Near-Earth Asteroids


July 13, 2018

NASA recently completed a test of the Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout Solar Sail in which Geocent’s very own Lynn Albritton played an important role. Lynn is responsible for mechanical design support for the NEA Scout, releasing CAD models and drawings, taking the design from a development unit to flight. Lynn’s work has been nominated for an Outstanding Task Award with the Jacobs Space Exploration¬†Group (JSEG). NEA Scout is set to ride on our first Space Launch System (SLS) launch!

Visit NASA’s site to read the full news story.

View the Near-Earth Asteroid Solar Sail Test Deployment Video



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