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.
• 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 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 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.
• July 02, 2019
The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.
• July 02, 2019
The mission team received LightSail 2's first signals on 2 July at 01:34 PDT (08:34 UTC), as the spacecraft passed over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.
• June 27, 2019
Sporting 8 rotors and a nuclear power source like the Mars Curiosity rover, Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive at Titan in 2034.
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