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LightSail, Planetary Society's Solar Sail mission (Redux)
Juramike
post Jul 10 2014, 02:23 AM
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post Jul 23 2014, 09:47 PM
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Drat.

LightSail-A Has a Blown Radio Amplifier. Now What?

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis...lown-radio.html


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post Sep 25 2014, 08:47 AM
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Nice!

LightSail Sails through Day-in-the-Life Test

While there is still much work to be done before the team decides whether or not to send LightSail-A on a 2015 shakedown flight, Tuesday’s test sent the spacecraft over a big project hurdle—and gave the team a much-needed morale boost.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis...sails-ditl.html


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post Oct 1 2014, 07:01 AM
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More LightSail Day-in-the-Life Multimedia, and a Community Image Processing Challenge

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis...ditl-media.html


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post Dec 12 2014, 04:58 PM
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LightSail Completes Testing, Announcement Expected in January

LightSail has now been transferred to Cal Poly. The spacecraft will be integrated with its P-POD (Pico-PolySat Orbital Deployer) in mid-January. An announcement from The Planetary Society on the status of the 2015 test flight is expected around the same time. Following P-POD integration, the spacecraft will be taken to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. for final acceptance testing.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis...es-testing.html


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post May 20 2015, 07:31 AM
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post Jun 8 2015, 11:16 AM
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LightSail deployed successfully yesterday, amateur trackers are on the case.

http://www.satobs.org/LightSail-A.html
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post Jun 9 2015, 12:54 AM
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Wondering if anybody here can do better than I did at descrambling the partial picture of LightSail that we received today. Hopefully the full image will be transmitted eventually, so it might be wasted effort. But it was a fun jigsaw puzzle to attempt smile.gif

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post Jun 9 2015, 07:48 PM
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For anyone not already following, the complete version is now posted at Lightsail Mission Control. Huge congratulations to the team who it must be said have had to perform technical and mental acrobatics just to stay in the saddle. They will be hoping the voyage of lightsail-2 is equally inspirational but a lot less hectic.
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post Jun 9 2015, 10:00 PM
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Here is an attempt to reproject the image to get a top down view of the sail.


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