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Louis D. FriedmanJune 28, 2010

LightSail 1 Passes Critical Design Review

LightSail 1, the Planetary Society's new ultra-light Cubesat-based solar sail spacecraft, has passed its Critical Design Review. At a two-day meeting in Pasadena, a team—including JPL project veterans Bud Schurmeier, Glenn Cunningham, Viktor Kerzhanovich, and Aerospace Corporation's Dave Bearden—reviewed the LightSail 1 project from soup to nuts and gave us the thumbs up to proceed with building the spacecraft's hardware and software. 

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus for The Planetary Society
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