LightSail 1 Passes Critical Design Review
Posted by Louis D. Friedman
28-06-2010 17:01 CDT
LightSail 1, the Planetary Society's new ultra-light Cubesat-based solar sail spacecraft, has passed its Critical Design Review. At a two-day meeting in Pasadena, a team—including JPL project veterans Bud Schurmeier, Glenn Cunningham, Viktor Kerzhanovich, and Aerospace Corporation's Dave Bearden—reviewed the LightSail 1 project from soup to nuts and gave us the thumbs up to proceed with building the spacecraft's hardware and software.