solar propulsion

solar propulsion

[′sō·lər prə′pəl·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
Spacecraft propulsion with a system composed of a type of solar engine.
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The LightSail is a crowdfunded project that aims to become the first spacecraft in earth orbit propelled solely by sunlight, the society, which has championed solar propulsion for decades, says on its website.
You attach the solar propulsion module to de-spin it and bring it back to where you want it," said Yeomans.