• June 09, 2010
Several pictures from the sail deployment monitoring cameras showed up on the IKAROS blog overnight.
• June 08, 2010
Just a brief update on IKAROS: According to their blog, JAXA has decided to proceed with the final stage of IKAROS' sail deployment.
• June 07, 2010
JAXA's end-of-Sunday update on IKAROS' status gives more details about an issue they are working on the spacecraft. The spacecraft itself is in perfect health, but its dynamics are different from what was expected.
• June 06, 2010
This is just a brief update to yesterday's post to add a few sentences that Lou wanted to hold until JAXA had had a chance to issue an official statement.
Louis D. Friedman
• June 05, 2010
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman was at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.
Louis D. Friedman
• June 04, 2010
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.
• June 03, 2010
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is now in Japan, joining the rest of the IKAROS team to watch the eagerly anticipated deployment of its solar sails.
• May 31, 2010
We have photo proof that the multi-step process of the deployment of IKAROS' square solar sail is going according to plan!
• May 25, 2010
JAXA has posted a short update on their solar sailcraft IKAROS.
• May 21, 2010
Today JAXA posted a very brief mission status update on the IKAROS spacecraft, launched yesterday along with Akatsuki. Brief is good; all's well.
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