Could solar sails work in place of solar vanes for passive stabilization in station keeping a satellite fixed in the Lagrange 2 point on a parallel orbit with the Moon?


What is the principle behind Mariner 4's "Solar Pressure Vanes"? In what case(s) would they be effective?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure I understand the distinction between a solar sail and a solar vane, but that might just be me. $\endgroup$ – Roger Nov 22 '18 at 15:08

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