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LightSail team learns from IKAROS successes

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/26 11:32 CDT

While we were in New York for the International Solar Sailing Symposium last week, we held a meeting with the Japanese IKAROS team to discuss technical results and issues in our two projects.

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From the Solar Sail Symposium in New York

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/21 10:01 CDT

From the Solar Sail Symposium in New York

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JAXA confirms acceleration of IKAROS solar sail by photon pressure

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/09 02:15 CDT | 1 comment

The Japanese space agency reported on their web site today that acceleration of the IKAROS spacecraft by solar pressure has been confirmed.

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IKAROS Begins Attitude Control

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/01 04:59 CDT

IKAROS Begins Attitude Control

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LightSail-1 Passes Critical Design Review

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/06/28 05:01 CDT

LightSail-1, the Planetary Society's new ultra-light Cubesat-based solar sail spacecraft, has passed its Critical Design Review.

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LightSail-1 Passes Critical Design Review

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/06/25 12:00 CDT | 1 comment

LightSail-1, the Planetary Society's new ultra-light Cubesat-based solar sail spacecraft, has passed its Critical Design Review.

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Taking things slowly with IKAROS sail deployment

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/06/05 12:30 CDT

Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman was at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.

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IKAROS sail deployment proceeding

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/06/04 11:42 CDT

Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.

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Firming Up the Spacecraft Design

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/27 12:00 CDT

The LightSail-1 spacecraft development is proceeding well. Our engineering team has completed crucial milestones to building the vehicle that will demonstrate the value and potential of using sunlight alone to propel exploratory craft through space.

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More Support for the 2011 Budget Proposal

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/20 11:00 CDT

More Support for the 2011 Budget Proposal

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