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Sunjammer (spacecraft)
''Sunjammer'' (Solar Sail Demonstrator) was a NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; ) is an independent agency A regulatory agency or regulatory authority, is a Public benefit corporation Public-benefit corporation is a term that has different meanings in differen ... mission intended to demonstrate a solar sail Solar sails (also called light sails or photon sails) are a method of spacecraft propulsion Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft File:Space Shuttle Columbia launching.jpg, 275px, The US Space Shuttle flew ... constructed by LGarde LGarde, also L'Garde or LĀ·Garde, is an American aerospace and defense technology company founded in 1971 in Orange County, CA and is the primary contractor for the Sunjammer (spacecraft), Sunjammer spacecraft, the world largest solar sail. The c ..., but was canceled before launch. The largest solar sail made as of 2013, ''Sunjammer'' was named after a 1964 Art ...
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Technology Demonstration
A technology demonstration (or tech demo), also known as demonstrator model, is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a conceivable product or future system, put together as proof of concept with the primary purpose of showcasing the possible applications, feasibility, performance and method of an idea for a new technology. They can be used as demonstrations to the investors, partners, journalists or even to potential customers in order to convince them of the viability of the chosen approach, or to test them on ordinary users. Computers and gaming Technology demonstrations are often used in the computer industry, emerging as an important tool in response to short development cycles, in both software and hardware development. * Computer game developers use tech demos to rouse and maintain interest to titles still in development (because game engines are usually ready before the art is finished) and to ensure functionality by early testing. Short segments ...
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