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LightSail 2 Sail Deployment From Camera 2

LightSail 2 Sail Deployment From Camera 2

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LightSail 2 Sail Deployment From Camera 2
View of the deployment of half of LightSail 2's square sail from Camera 2, which happened on 23 July 2019 at 18:47 UTC. The animation runs at about 100 times actual speed.

The animation consists of 30 frames taken during deployment. They are all thumbnail images with an original resolution of 120 by 90 pixels and have been de-distorted and color-corrected. The first 10 frames were taken at intervals of 10 seconds, the remaining ones at intervals of 30 seconds.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder

Original image data dated on or about July 23, 2019

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