• July 19, 2019
The target ground station pass for deployment starts 23 July 2019 at roughly 11:22 PDT (18:22 UTC).
• July 17, 2019
Spare bandwidth during ground station passes has allowed flight controllers to downlink 2 new high-resolution images.
• July 09, 2019
Sail deployment is now scheduled for no earlier than 21 July 2019.
• July 07, 2019
Pictures taken by the spacecraft's cameras Friday evening show a crescent Earth, as LightSail 2 heads into orbital sunset.
• July 05, 2019
Would you like to see the latest data from The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft—possibly before flight controllers have even seen it? Now you can!
• July 03, 2019
The mission team is working through a 73-step checklist to check out the spacecraft’s systems and perform various tests.
• July 02, 2019
The mission team received LightSail 2's first signals on 2 July at 01:34 PDT (08:34 UTC), as the spacecraft passed over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.
• June 25, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sail CubeSat lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 25 June at 02:30 EDT (06:30 UTC).
• June 24, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sailing spacecraft is ready to take flight. We got an up-close look at its ride to orbit.
• June 19, 2019
LightSail 2 is one of 24 spacecraft hitching a ride to orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force's STP-2 mission.
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