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LightSail Deployment from TPS HQ

While the deployment commands were being sent from CalPoly, our team here at TPS Headquarters was listening in to all the excitement! While deploying sails, the motor count goes from 0 to 134,200. The reading that 18,000 motor spins had occurred was the announcement we were waiting for!

This is a major landmark in our test mission and a great step toward our 2016 mission.

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