Light Sail-2 Mission Deploys Solar Sail

Credit: Light Sail-2: The Planetary Society
HOUSTON—After an attitude control system check delay, The Planetary Society reported a successful July 23 deployment of the Light Sail-2 (LS-2) mission spacecraft’s 344-sq.-ft. Mylar solar sail.It now begins a month-long altitude-raising demonstration using sunlight as a propulsion source.Based on...

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