Planetary Society Outlines LightSail Test Plans

Credit: LightSail: NASA
The Planetary Society is preparing for the first test flight of its LightSail experiment in May, which is designed to assess the deployment mechanism for the four-part, 344-sq.-ft. Mylar sail from a three-unit CubeSat. Expected to span several weeks, the upcoming orbital test is to set the stage for...

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