• July 19, 2019
The target ground station pass for deployment starts 23 July 2019 at roughly 11:22 PDT (18:22 UTC).
• July 17, 2019
Spare bandwidth during ground station passes has allowed flight controllers to downlink 2 new high-resolution images.
• July 15, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science.
• July 11, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has touched down on Ryugu for a second time, bagging samples which hopefully contain material from the subsurface of the asteroid.
• July 11, 2019
PlanetVac, a technology that simplifies the process of collecting samples from other worlds, may fly to the Moon.
• July 09, 2019
Sail deployment is now scheduled for no earlier than 21 July 2019.
• July 08, 2019
A preview guide for India's upcoming Moon mission.
• July 07, 2019
Pictures taken by the spacecraft's cameras Friday evening show a crescent Earth, as LightSail 2 heads into orbital sunset.
• July 05, 2019
Would you like to see the latest data from The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft—possibly before flight controllers have even seen it? Now you can!
• July 03, 2019
The mission team is working through a 73-step checklist to check out the spacecraft’s systems and perform various tests.
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