Research Area: Integrated Circuits (INC)

January 11, 2024

Small solar sails could be the next ‘giant leap’ for interplanetary space exploration

EECS Professor Kris Pister and researchers seek to leverage advancements in micro-scale technology to make interplanetary space exploration more cost-effective and accessible — and to accelerate new discoveries about our inner solar system. They describe their work, the Berkeley Low-cost Interplanetary Solar Sail (BLISS) project, in a study published in…