Charlene Anderson • January 20, 2011
It was once thought lost in space, but it looks like NanoSail-D has ejected from its FastSat carrier and is preparing for deployment.
We just pulled this off the Nanosail-D Twitter:
"Hello all! Checking in! I will open my sail this evening at 02:55 UTC or 9:55pm EST over Ireland. You know the luck o' the Irish helped."
The Nanosail team is asking ham radio operators for help in tracking the spacecraft. If you're a ham, the tweets say "Use 437.270MHz as the center frequency. Talk to you soon ....."
Fingers crossed for a successful sail deployment.
Read more articles by Charlene Anderson
Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.
LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!