Planetary Society announces test flight for LightSail
Pasadena, CA (SPX) Jan 26, 2015
The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The mission will test LightSail’s critical functions, a precursor to a second mission slated for 2016. That secon —> Read More Here