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New LightSail 2 mission dashboard lets anyone check in on solar sail spacecraft’s progress

New LightSail 2 mission dashboard lets anyone check in on solar sail spacecraft’s progress

The Planetary Society has launched a new mission control dashboard for LightSail 2, a crowdfunded spacecraft currently in orbit that’s going to test the performance of a true solar sail that’s moved only by the force of photons from the sun bouncing off its fabric. The dashboard provides the most up-to-date information available for anyone…
LightSail 2 sends its first signals back to Earth – Engadget

LightSail 2 sends its first signals back to Earth – Engadget

So far, it's been smooth sailing for the LightSail 2. The solar spacecraft is orbiting on its own after being delivered to space last week aboard Space X's Falcon Heavy. The mission team of the Planetary Society confirmed on Wednesday that it has established two-way communications with LightSail 2 and is running various tests. According…

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