The stories behind planetary projects
by Jason Davis
The Planetary Society participates in a wide variety of projects dedicated to the exploration of our solar system, planetary defense and citizen science. Jason Davis is your embedded reporter and guide to planetary projects.
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Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/06/18 05:55 CDT
The LightSail team has found potential workarounds to solve the spacecraft’s boom deployment problems, but more analysis lies ahead.
The LightSail team continues to investigate problems with the spacecraft’s boom deployment system that postponed a flight system test earlier this month.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/06/06 05:16 CDT
The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has established two-way communication with a 36-year-old spacecraft, but more challenges lie ahead.
Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/06/02 12:19 CDT
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.
When our future astronauts splash down into the Pacific Ocean aboard an Orion capsule, Mike Generale, NASA, and the U.S. Navy will be waiting for them.
The Mars Exploration Family Portrait is expanding to cover the entire solar system! But before we proceed, I'm asking for feedback.