with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.
• August 20, 2019
The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August.
• August 15, 2019
The sites each have unique characteristics that would advance the field of asteroid science.
• August 14, 2019
If your latitude is within 42 degrees of the equator, there's a chance you may be able to spot LightSail 2's reflective solar sail.
• August 13, 2019
At 02:21 IST (20:51 UTC), the spacecraft fired its main engine, changing its orbit to intersect with the Moon.
• August 12, 2019
JAXA's sample collection spacecraft touched down just 60 centimeters away from its aimpoint.
• August 06, 2019
The high point of the spacecraft's orbit around the Earth on Monday was 729 kilometers, an increase of 3.2 kilometers since sail deployment.
• July 31, 2019
In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.
• July 24, 2019
Images from The Planetary Society's spacecraft confirm the solar sails deployed on 23 July 2019 at 11:47 PDT (18:47 UTC).
• July 19, 2019
Visit planetary.org/live for video and audio from mission control, located at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.
• July 19, 2019
The target ground station pass for deployment starts 23 July 2019 at roughly 11:22 PDT (18:22 UTC).
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