ship in bottle by Artem Popov - Copyright © Artem Popov
coordinates : N 38°42.964' - W 009°08.758'
crease pattern of a folding derived from a tree leave analyzed
as engineering structure by De Focatiis and Guest for solar panel
credit: NASA / MSFC Illustration
the geometry of unfolding tree leaves - B.Kresling, H.Kobayashi, J. F. V. Vincent
biomimetics and the leaf fold patterns - Davide De Focatiis
coordinates : N 38°42.818' - W 009°08.026'
another crease pattern derived from a tree leave analyzed
as engineering structure by De Focatiis and Guest for solar panel design
NASA, Industry Partner Test 20-Meter Solar Sail System - Image credits : Copyright © NASA/MSFC
coordinates : N 38°41.395' - W 009°25.611'
crease pattern of the Miura-ori folding (PDF made with Oripa software)
SFU (Space Flyer Unit) - Copyright(C) 1996 H.Kuninaka/ISAS All rights reserved
passage of a sail into a bottle - © Copyright Michel Bardet
Coordinates : N 38°41.785' - W 009°12.411'
crease pattern of the Guest-Pellegrino folding (PDF made by Etienne Cliquet with oripa software)
engineers watch a zero-gravity simulation of the sail deployment and test its mechanical configuration.
This photo was taken in January 2001 at NPO Lavochkin, the world's largest manufacturer of robotic spacecraft.
Credit: Louis Friedman, The Planetary Society (c).
Coordinates : N 38°42.985' - W 009°07.097'
crease pattern derived of the Kite base by Etienne Cliquet (PDF file)
Cosmos I - the launch of the First Solar Sail - Copyright 1994-2005 The Planetary Society.