Planetary Society Declares Success With LightSail 2

Credit: Light Sail-2 sail deployment: The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society reports its LightSail 2 (LS 2) spacecraft propulsion demonstration has achieved mission success. Within days of the July 23 deployment of its 32-m-sq. (344-ft.-sq.) solar sail, the 11-lb. LS 2 small satellite’s Earth orbital apogee has increased by 1.7 km, the Pasadena...

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