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


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