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• September 30, 2014
We have more multimedia from LightSail's day-in-the-life test, as well as a request for some community image processing help.
• September 24, 2014
The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft passed a major system test in which its solar sails were deployed for the first time in two years.
• September 03, 2014
Two weeks after radio anomalies scrubbed LightSail's day-in-the-life test, the team continues to close in on the source of the problem.
• August 22, 2014
A pesky radio problem that has occasionally stymied LightSail has returned, scrubbing the mission's day-in-the-life test.
• August 12, 2014
LightSail-A's radio system has been fixed, and the spacecraft is now preparing for its August 20 day-in-the-life test.
• August 07, 2014
Watch a recap of The Planetary Society's live LightSail Launch Announcement, which took place July 9 at the KPCC Crawford Family Forum.
• July 23, 2014
LightSail 1's blown radio amplifier doesn't affect the 2016 SpaceX Falcon Heavy mission, but it adds an unwelcome obstacle to the 2015 test mission's ever-shortening timetable.
• July 09, 2014
I’m excited to report some big news on The Planetary Society’s LightSail project: actual launch dates on actual launch vehicles!
• July 01, 2014
The latest series of LightSail boom deployment tests went smoothly, paving the way for a full system test later in July.
• June 27, 2014
We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail 1.
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