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Slowing down 16 Psyche using an enormous solar sail to reach the inner planets

First up, the answer for 'how big does the solar sail need to be' is always 'enormous' but lets see roughly HOW enormous. Using impulse delta V calculations for a solar sail will get results that are ...
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Could mirrors used in a Dyson Swarm be made from asteroids in the inner asteroid belt?

No Or at least, we could use the materials, but it wouldn't be enough: Body Estimated Mass Inner asteroid belt 2.4E21 kg $^{[1]}$ Planet Mercury 3.3E23 kg $^{[2]}$ The total mass of the inner ...
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