Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Raw video: LightSail solar sail deployment test

The Planetary Society

Raw video: LightSail solar sail deployment test
LightSail's solar sails deploy during spacecraft testing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Sept. 23. For testing purposes, the sail booms were only extended to 90 percent of their full length. They were then incrementally extended so engineers could measure sail tension and record the correct number of deployment motor revolutions.

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

Explore related images: LightSail

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate