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DLR measures booms for solar sails with AICON’s coordinate measuring machine

A huge solar sail unfolds in space and drives a satellite that explores the solar system. This is called solar sailing. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are working together with the European Space Agency ESA and the Technical University of Braunschweig and want to prove that solar sailing is operational. AICON’s 3D coordinate measuring machine MoveInspect HR helps them.