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Symposium Schedule (Amended July 26, 2010)

Monday – July 19, 2010

6:00 -
8:00 pm
Registration and Reception
(Faculty Lounge, Room A 632)

Tuesday – July 20, 2010

8:00 -
9:00 am
Registration
(Atrium Amphitheater)
9:00 -
9:15 am
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 -
10:50 am
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Roman Kezerashvili
9:15 -
9:50 am
History of Solar Sailing Flight Tests
Louis Friedman1 and James Cantrell2
1The Planetary Society (USA)
2Strategic Space Development, Inc. (USA)
9:50 -
10:10 am
The Three-Step DLR-ESA Gossamer Road Map to Solar Sailing
Franz Lura, Bernd Biering, Ulrich R.M.E. Geppert and R. Reinhard
DLR, Institute for Space Systems (Germany)
10:10 -
10:30 am
GEOSAIL System Design for Demonstration of
Solar Sailing in Earth Orbit

Manfred Leipold, M. Macdonald, C. McInnes, S. Eckersley,
P. Falkner and D. Agnolon
Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
10:30 -
10:50 am
Technology Requirements for Large, Ultralight Solar Sails
Michael A. Brown
US Naval research Laboratory (USA)
10:50 -
11:10 am
Coffee Break
11:10 -
12:30 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Junichiro Kawaguchi
11:10 -
11:30 am
Mission Analysis and Performance Comparison for an Advanced Solar Photon Thruster
Bernd Dachwald1 and Patrick Wurm2
1FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
2RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
11:30 -
11:50 am
Lightsail 1 - Flying on Light for Less
Jim Cantrell1 and Louis Friedman2
1Strategic Space Development Inc (USA)
2The Planetary Society (USA)
11:50 -
12:10 pm
Enhanced Heliostorm Mission Based on New Technology
Roy Young
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (USA)
12:10 -
12:30 pm
Lightsail
Chris Biddy
Stellar Exploration (USA)
12:30 -
1:30 pm
Lunch
(Faculty Lounge, Room A 632)
1:30 -
3:25 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Louis Friedman
1:30 -
2:05 pm
Solar Power Sail - Hybrid Propulsion and its Applications
Junichiro Kawaguchi
JAXA Space Exploration Center (Japan)
2:05 -
2:25 pm
World's First Demonstration of Solar Power Sailing by IKAROS
Osamu Mori, Yuichi Tsuda, Hirotaka Sawada, Ryu Funase, Takayuki Yamamoto, Takanao Saiki,
Katsuhide Yonekura, Hirokazu Hoshino, Hiroyuki Minamino, Tatsuya Endo, Junichiro Kawaguchi and IKAROS Demonstration Team
JAXA Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
2:25 -
2:45 pm
Report on Deployment Solar Power Sail Mission of IKAROS
Hirotaka Sawada1,
Osamu Mori1, Nobukatsu Okuizumi1, Yoji Shirasawa2, Hiraku Sakamoto3, Hiroshi Furuya3,
Saburo Matunaga3 and Yasuyuki Miyazaki4
1JAXA Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
2Tokyo University (Japan)
3Tokyo Tech (Japan)
4Nihon University (Japan)
2:45 -
3:05 pm
H2-Reversal Trajectory: a New Mission Application for High-Performance Solar Sails
G. Mengali, A.A. Quarta, D. Romagnoli and C. Circi
University of Pisa (Italy)
German Aerospace Center (Germany)
University of Rome (Italy)
3:05 -
3:25 pm
Coffee Break
3:25 -
5:05 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Bong Wie
3:25 -
3:45 pm
Performance Analysis of an Attitude Control System for Solar Sails Using Sliding Masses
Christina Scholz1, Daniele Romagnoli2 and Bernd Dachwald1
1FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
2German Aerospace Center - Institute of Aerospace Systems (Germany)
3:45 -
4:05 pm
Solar Sail Attitude Control Using a Combination of a Feedforward and a Feedback Controller
D. Romagnoli and T. Oehlschlägel
German Aerospace Center, Institute of Space Systems (Germany)
4:05 -
4:25 pm
The Solar Sail Materials (SSM) Project: Status of Activities
F. Dalla Vedova1, H. Henrion2, M. Leipold3, Th. Girot4,
R. Vaudemont5, Th. Belmonte6, K. Fleury7 and O. Le Couls8
1LuxSpace  2ULg/GDtech  3Kayser-Threde  4CRP Gabriel Lippmann
 5CRP Henri Tudor  6INPL-LSGS  7CSL  8Astrium-EADS
4:25 -
4:45 pm
Oscillation-Free Attitude Controller Design for Spinning Solar Sail "IKAROS"
and Its Flight Results

Ryu Funase1, Yoji Shirasawa2, Yuya Mimasu3, Yoshinobu Okano4, Yuichi Tsuda1, Takanao Saiki1, Osamu Mori1,
and Junichiro Kawaguchi1
1JAXA Space Exploration Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
2The University of Tokyo (Japan)
3Kyushu University (Japan)
4Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan)
4:45 -
5:05 pm
FeatherSail - The Next Generation Nano-class Sail Vehicle
Dean Alhorn
NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (USA)
6:30 pm Banquet
Restaurant: Bubby's Brooklyn, 1 Main Street

Wednesday – July 21, 2010

9:00 -
10:35 am
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Manfred Leipold
9:00 -
9:35 am
Status of Solar Sail Technology Within NASA
Les Johnson
NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (USA)
9:35 -
9:55 am
TRL Assessment of the NASA 20-Meter System Ground Demonstrators
Roy Young and Charlie Adams
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (USA)
9:55 -
10:15 am
Initial Design and Simulation of the LightSail-1 Attitude Determination and Control System
Matt Nehrenz
Stellar Exploration, Inc. (USA)
10:15 -
10:35 am
Description of a Realistic Solar Sail and Comparison to an Ideal Sail
Bruce Campbell
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (USA)
10:35 -
10:55 am
Coffee Break
10:55 -
12:15 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Bernd Dachwald
10:55 -
11:15 am
Studies on the utilization of solar sail in lunar exploration
Zhao YuHui, Zhang Wei,Hou XiYun and Liu Lin
Nanjing University (China)
11:15 -
11:35 am
The Hoop Solar-Photon Sail and Extrasolar Travel
Gregory L. Matloff
New York City College of Technology (USA)
11:35 -
11:55 am
U3P Solar Sail Education with French Students
Adão Delehelle, Guy Pignolet, Jean-Yves Prado
and Michael Pignolet-Hanna
U3P - Union pour la Promotion de la Propulsion Photonique (France)
11:55 -
12:15 pm
Analysis on Membrane Deployment Dynamics of solar power sail "IKAROS"
Yoji Shirasawa1, Osamu Mori2, Nobukatsu Okuizumi2, Hirotaka Sawada2, Yasuyuki Miyazaki3, Hiraku Sakamoto4, Hiroshi Furuya4
and Saburo Matsunaga4
1The University of Tokyo (Japan)
2Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
3Nihon University (Japan)
4Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
12:15 -
1:15 pm
Lunch
(Faculty Lounge, Room A 632)
1:15 -
3:10 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Timothy Van Sant
1:15 -
1:50 pm
Recent European Advances in Solar Sail Technologies and Fresh Plans for a Gossamer Structure In-Orbit Deployment of DLR in collaboration with ESA
Manfred Leipold
Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
1:50 -
2:10 pm
The Polar Meteorologist's Dream Machine: Artificial LaGrange Orbit Satellite Applications Via Arctic and Antarctic Composite Imagery
Matthew A. Lazzara
University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
2:10 -
2:30 pm
Solar Sails in Artificial Lagrange Orbits as Environmental Remote Sensing Platforms
Alex Coletti1, Ben Diedrich2 and Pat Mulligan2
1SM Resources Corp. (USA)
2NOAA/NESDIS (USA)
2:30 -
2:50 pm
Practical Systems Design for an Earth Magnetotail Monitoring Solar Sail Mission
Vaios Lappas1, Giovanni Mengali2, Alessandro Quarta2,
Jesus Gil-Fernandez3, Tilo Schmidt4 and Bong Wie5
1University of Surrey (UK)
2University of Pisa (Italy)
3GMV (Spain)
4HTS (Germany)
5Iowa State University (USA)
2:50 -
3:10 pm
Solar Sails for NOAA Operational Space Weather and Communications Applications
Ben Diedrich and Pat Mulligan
NOAA/NESDIS (USA)
3:10 -
3:25 pm
Ground Demonstration of a Retractable Solar Sail for Satellite Agility
Jeremy A. Banik
Space Vehicles Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)
6:00 -
9:00 pm
Excursion: Evening Tour of New York City
6:00 -
7:30 pm
Public Event with the Planetary Society
Solar Sailing: Pathway to the Stars
(Atrium Amphitheater)

Thursday – July 22, 2010

9:00 -
10:35 am
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Malcolm Macdonald
9:00 -
9:35 am
Using a Solar Sail Mission to Test Fundamental Physics
Roman Kezerashvili
New York City College of Technology (USA)
9:35 -
9:55 am
Sailing between the Earth and Sun
Ariadna Farres and Angel Jorba
Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
9:55 -
10:15 am
Novel Low Energy Pathways for Solar Sailing
Edward Belbruno
Princeton University and Innovative Orbital Design, Inc. (USA)
10:15 -
10:35 am
Solar Sailing and solar power generation by "Roller Reefing"
Frank Ellinghaus
Sinzheim (Germany)
10:35 -
10:55 am
Coffee Break
10:55 -
12:35 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Edward Belbruno
10:55 -
11:15 am
Mission Performance Evaluation for Solar Sails using a Refined SRP Force Model with Variable Optical Coefficients
Andreas Borggräfe1 and Bernd Dachwald2
1RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
2FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
11:15 -
11:35 am
Numerical Methods to Generate Solar Sail Trajectories
Geoffrey G. Wawrzyniak and Kathleen C. Howell
Purdue University (USA)
11:35 -
11:55 am
Physical and Numerical Stability in the Simulated Pitch Slew of a Tow of Square Sails
Gyula Greschik
TentGuild Engineering Co. (USA)
11:55 -
12:15 pm
Spinning Solar Sail Steering via Spin Rate Control
Yuya Mimasu1, Michihiro Matsumoto2, Ryu Funase2, Yuichi Tsuda2,
Osamu Mori2 and Junichiro Kawaguchi2
1Kyushu University (Japan)
2Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
12:35 -
1:35 pm
Lunch
(Faculty Lounge, Room A 632)
1:35 -
3:10 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Les Johnson
1:35 -
2:10 pm
Solar Sail Mission Applications and Future Advancement
Eur Ing Malcolm Macdonald and Colin McInnes
University of Strathclyde (UK)
2:10 -
2:30 pm
CubeSail: A Low Cost Small Cubesat Mission for Solar Sailing
and Deorbiting LEO Objects

V. Lappas, L. Visagie, N. Adeli, T. Theodorou, J. Ferndnez,
H. Steyn, O. Le Couls and M. Perren
University of Surrey (UK)
Stellnbosch University (South Africa)
EADS-Astrium
2:30 -
2:50 pm
A Nanosatellite Mission to Assess Solar Sail Performance in LEO
Kieran A. Carroll1, Henry Spencer2, Robert E. Zee3
and George Vukovich4
1Gedex Inc. (Canada)
2SP Systems (Canada)
3University of Toronto (Canada)
4Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
2:50 -
3:10 pm
Attitude Control of the CubeSail Solar Sailing Spacecraft
in Low Earth Orbit

Andrew Pukniel1, Victoria Coverstone1, Rodney Burton2 and
David Carroll2
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
2CU Aerospace, LLC (USA)
3:10 -
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 -
5:20 pm
Atrium Amphitheater  |  Chair: Roman Kezerashvili
3:30 -
3:50 pm
Interstellar Heliopause Probe -
System Design of a Challenging Mission to 200 AU

Manfred Leipold, V. Lappas, A. Lyngvi, P. Falkner, H. Fichtner and S. Kraft
Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
3:50 -
4:10 pm
Project Icarus: Solar Sail Technology for the Icarus Interstellar Mission
Pat Galea
Project Icarus (UK)
4:10 -
4:30 pm
Deflecting APOPHIS with a flotilla of Solar Sails
Jean-Yves Prado, Olivier Boisard, Alain Perret, Guy Pignolet
Union pour le Promotion de la Propulsion Photonique (France)
4:30 -
4:50 pm
A Near Term Pole-Sitter using Hybrid Solar Sail Propulsion
Matteo Ceriotti and Colin McInnes
University of Strathclyde (UK)
4:50 -
5:20 pm
Closing Remarks
and Panel Discussion
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