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 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.
• June 25, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sail CubeSat lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 25 June at 02:30 EDT (06:30 UTC).
• June 24, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sailing spacecraft is ready to take flight. We got an up-close look at its ride to orbit.
• June 19, 2019
LightSail 2 is one of 24 spacecraft hitching a ride to orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force's STP-2 mission.
• June 17, 2019
Our preview guide outlines the LightSail 2 mission from start to finish.
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