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• 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.
• June 19, 2014
NASA has selected a Planetary Society proposal to study accommodation of the Society’s LIFE (Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment) biomodule on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
• June 18, 2014
The LightSail team has found potential workarounds to solve the spacecraft’s boom deployment problems, but more analysis lies ahead.
• June 11, 2014
The LightSail team continues to investigate problems with the spacecraft’s boom deployment system that postponed a flight system test earlier this month.
• June 04, 2014
LightSail's flight system test has been delayed pending resolution of problems that cropped up during deployment of the spacecraft’s solar sail booms.
• June 02, 2014
Today, I'm joining The Planetary Society full-time as a media producer. My first task is to become an embedded reporter for LightSail, the Society's solar sailing spacecraft.
• May 13, 2014
Last month, we asked our supporters to help us raise at least $125,000 to support our advocacy program that works to fund planetary exploration and NASA. We've raised nearly $100,000, but need help reaching our stretch goal.
• May 08, 2014
Discover the Universe including the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, galaxies, life and more in this video of class 13 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
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