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United States Patent Application

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A micro-thruster for controlling the positioning of a satellite includes a solar concentrator for collecting solar energy and producing concentrated solar energy. A solar panel is positioned to receive the concentrated solar energy and thereby produces electrical energy which in turn energizes a diode-pumped fiber optic laser. The energized laser thus produces laser light which is transmitted to ejector material affixed to a satellite.
Rubenchik, Alexander (Livermore, CA), Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA), Dawson, Jay W. (Livermore, CA), Siders, Craig W. (Livermore, CA)
13/ 084,686
April 12, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.