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07:29 Dec 5, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Sonnenwindsegel
Prominentestes Beispiel aus dieser Pionierzeit ist das Sonnenwindsegel des Physikalischen Instituts der Universität Bern (1969).
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nasolar sailbuckel
naSolar Wind Sail
Iain Purvis
naSolar Wind Sail
Iain Purvis
nasun wind sail
Mats Wiman


  

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3 mins
sun wind sail


Explanation:
none

Mats Wiman
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Ulrike Lieder
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9 mins
Solar Wind Sail


Explanation:
Whether this refers to an actual (terrestrial) equipment, or to a sail to derive motive power from the solar wind (a stream of particles emanating from the Sun) is open to conjecture. I have read many SF stories concerning the use of the latter.

HTH Iain




    Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, et al.
Iain Purvis
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13 mins
Solar Wind Sail


Explanation:
Having just read the page referred to below, I can definately say that the Solar Wind Sail is to do with measuring the pressure exerted by the Solar Wind. It would therefor be useful as a means of propulsion in space craft.

Regards, Iain.


    Reference: http://publicrelations.unibe.ch/unipress/heft96/beitrag1.htm...
Iain Purvis
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26 mins
solar sail


Explanation:
the wind with sail is a bit superfluous

Yours Mike Harold

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