The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said that it plans to launch a solar sail project of its own in order to investigate near-Earth asteroids. 

The solar sail project will make use of a small satellite NASA calls the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout). 

The NEA Scout will join the Artemis I mission and be deployed along with other smaller cubesats. The small satellite will then use solar sail to travel to a near-Earth asteroid.

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