with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.
• January 10, 2020
A new paper recaps mission events, discusses solar sail performance, and describes how the spacecraft's orbit has changed.
• November 01, 2019
Thanks to our members and donors, The Planetary Society participated in several activities at the 2019 International Astronautical Conference.
• October 17, 2019
More than 50,000 people supported LightSail 2. But only one person can talk to the spacecraft at a time, and it's often a student.
• September 19, 2019
When LightSail 2 recently flew south of The Planetary Society's headquarters, CEO Bill Nye and other staff members stepped outside to listen.
• September 06, 2019
We've got 2 fish-eye pictures of the spacecraft's solar sail from opposite cameras, and we're hoping they can be combined.
• August 23, 2019
LightSail 2's orbital high point around the Earth has raised by 7.2 kilometers, without any conventional fuel.
• August 14, 2019
If your latitude is within 42 degrees of the equator, there's a chance you may be able to spot LightSail 2's reflective solar sail.
• August 06, 2019
The high point of the spacecraft's orbit around the Earth on Monday was 729 kilometers, an increase of 3.2 kilometers since sail deployment.
• July 31, 2019
In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.
• July 24, 2019
Images from The Planetary Society's spacecraft confirm the solar sails deployed on 23 July 2019 at 11:47 PDT (18:47 UTC).
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