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LightSail 2, Planetary Society solar sail mission
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post Jun 24 2019, 02:49 AM
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We are now just over 24 hours away from the beginning of the launch window for the third Falcon 9 Heavy from Kennedy Space Center, which among other payloads wlll carry The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft. We'll talk about it here. smile.gif


GO LIGHTSAIL!!! GO TPS!!!


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post Jun 25 2019, 09:11 PM
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Well, it made it into orbit & apparently sail deployment will occur in about a week.


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post Jul 3 2019, 01:45 AM
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The spacecraft has successfully separated from its host Prox-1 and has downlinked. Full story and details of future events here.


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post Jul 7 2019, 09:48 PM
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Panel (and panel-mounted camera) deployment occurred on Friday evening US Pacific time. Images and status update here.


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