Barbara Plante is the founder and president of Boreal Space, which provides technical consulting to organizations proposing space missions ranging from the search for exoplanets, to near ultraviolet surveys of stellar populations, to research and development focusing on new architectures such as fractionated systems. They provide operations and maintenance support for spacecraft currently on-orbit.
A giant SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off in the early hours of June 25th. One week later, the LightSail 2 solar sail was released to begin its epic mission. You’ll join the thrilling launch, meet LightSail team members and leaders of other missions, and get a solar sail update in this very special episode.