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In Pictures: LightSail, Meet X-37B

Jason Davis • May 08, 2015 • 1

United Launch Alliance has released photos showing the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane being stacked on its Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

What Images Will We Get Back from the LightSail Test Mission?

Jason Davis • May 08, 2015 • 3

With less than two weeks before launch, here's an in-depth look at whether the LightSail test mission's attitude control system bug will keep us from seeing pretty pictures taken by the spacecraft.

LightSail Readiness Tests Prepare Team for Mission Operations

Jason Davis • April 24, 2015 • 3

The LightSail team continues to prepare for the spacecraft's May test flight with a series of readiness simulations that mimic on-orbit operations.

LightSail Launch Delayed until at least May 20

Jason Davis • April 13, 2015

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft will have to wait at least two more weeks before setting sail on its maiden voyage.

Your First Timeline of Events for LightSail's Test Flight

Jason Davis • March 30, 2015

The team behind The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is kicking off a series of simulations to ensure the spacecraft’s ground systems are ready for launch.

LightSail Featured on CBS Evening News

Jason Davis • March 16, 2015 • 2

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft made an appearance on national television Monday night during a two-minute segment by CBS Evening News.

LightSail Arrives in Florida; More Launch Details Revealed

Jason Davis • March 09, 2015 • 4

A cadre of CubeSats including The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft completed a cross-country journey to Florida, where they await installation aboard an Atlas V rocket.

How LightSail Holds Its Place in Space

Jason Davis • February 20, 2015 • 3

There are few systems aboard a spacecraft more important than attitude control. This infographic shows how LightSail holds its place in space.

It's Official: LightSail Test Flight Scheduled for May 2015

Jason Davis • January 26, 2015 • 3

This May, the first of The Planetary Society's two member-funded LightSail spacecraft is slated to hitch a ride to space for a test flight aboard an Atlas V rocket.

A Look Back at an Amazing Year

Jennifer Vaughn • December 31, 2014

As excited as we are to jump into 2015, I want to take time to reflect on the year coming to a close and applaud all that we’ve accomplished working together.

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