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LightSail and its CubeSat companions

LightSail and its CubeSat companions

Justin Foley

LightSail and its CubeSat companions
In January, LightSail joined the other CubeSats hitching a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket in May 2015. Each rectangular container, called a P-POD, holds a spacecraft or mass simulator. The entire payload will be attached to the Atlas V prior to launch.

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