Propulsion Concept To Enable Deep-Space Repositioning For Space Force

Scorpius
Rhea Space’s Scorpius has a large solar reflector that can be a power generator or communications antenna.
Credit: Rhea Space Activity
Startup Rhea Space Activity is to study a solar-thermal propulsion system capable of rapidly repositioning a deep-space communications spacecraft under a U.S. Air Force small business contract. The proposed U.S. Space Force spacecraft, called Scorpius, will use an unfolding solar reflector to heat a...

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