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52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
2 Japan Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a powered solar sail "Interplanetary Kitecraft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun (IKAROS)" on May 21, 2010. One of the primal technologies demonstrated at IKAROS is the deployment of the sail whose diameter is 20m class. After the launch, IKAROS performed the deployment sequence and have confirmed that the membrane was successfully expanded. In this paper, the flight data and observed dynamic motion via deployment are reported. These are compareddoi:10.2514/6.2011-1890 fatcat:65d7sowt4vcvxjwkmjavdej53q