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LightSail 1 camera test image, complete

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LightSail 1 camera test image, complete This test image of the LightSail 1 spacecraft's aft compartment was captured during the mission by an onboard camera. There are two cameras mounted on LightSail's deployable solar panels, which face inward until sail deployment. The wheel in the center top of the image is part of the sail deployment motor.

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Andy: 06/02/2015 10:19 CDT

Is the image defect located to the left of the spindle on the wheel an artifact still associated with incomplete downlink of the image or possibly a problem with the camera?

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