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The Mystery of Cosmos 1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2005/07/01 11:45 CDT

I know I've probably disappointed a few people by not having had anything much to say about Cosmos 1 for a while. It's because, well, we haven't had anything much to say.

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Piecing the Data Together

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2005/06/23 12:00 CDT

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"We have a live spacecraft..."

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2005/06/21 09:41 CDT

...we think.

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Final Words before Launch

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2005/06/21 12:00 CDT

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Cosmos 1 Solar Sail will Carry CD into Orbit

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2005/06/16 12:00 CDT

When Cosmos 1, the first solar sail spacecraft, launches on June 21, 2005, it will carry into Earth orbit a CD containing the names of over 75,000 members of The Planetary Society and the Japan Planetary Society, along with the works of early visionaries who inspired solar sailing.

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Cosmos 1: Another rehearsal...

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2005/06/15 06:21 CDT

Rehearsals don't always go so well, which is the whole point of rehearsals. That was true both for us and for the Russians today, in separate simulations of mission operations.

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"Our works with the spacecraft are finished successfully.""

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2005/06/10 10:56 CDT

Here at Cosmos 1 Project Operations Pasadena -- or POP -- we are scrambling to get our mission operations plans and procedures ready for our launch, just 11 days from now.

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