- Solar Thruster Sailor (STS) - Solar Sail with thrusterring a reusable space craft
Another strength of Roller-Reefing devices is, that launching or deploying a large solar sail or large solar cell array is made possible and easy through splitting it into several sail foil panels furled onto sail foil rolls which are just mounted to their roll holder brackets on the outer rim of the spacecraft structure. SSPS) is an example of a self deploying space based power satellite, which can deploy more solar cell area in one single launch as the International Space Station carries now (in 2010).
- Solar Thruster Sailor (STS) - a huge solar sail with ion-thruster-ring-skeleton
Pipes (the ring segments of the Solar Thruster Sailor are also made from pipes) Outside. Astronauts and Robots like the Robonaut. A NASA development would have to stick the segments together in space. Fig 4a, Fig. 4.b, Fig. 4.c - Launcher Transport Head (LTH). Launcher Transport Head (LTH). One layer LTH from above. Multiple layer LTH from above. A multilayer LTH could transport pipes for very large ring structures. LTH - German Page. POST and AUTHOR and Vision. STS - Solar Thruster Sailor.