LightSail-A Deploys, According To Spacecraft Data

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HOUSTON – After a suspenseful 17 days in Earth orbit, the Planetary Society reported the deployment start of its crowdsourced LightSail-A, a demonstration of solar sail technology that could one day propel spacecraft between the planets. The unfolding of the 3U CubeSat’s 344-sq.-ft., four-section...

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