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LightSail boom deployment test

LightSail spacecraft team

LightSail boom deployment test
LightSail's TRAC booms deploy during a test on June 2, 2014. The triangular booms, consisting of an alloy called elgiloy, crackle and pop as they expand. The slight motor hesitations are believed to be the result of a correctable processor overload.

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Original image data dated on or about June 2, 2014

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