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London, England (22 September 2017) – The Open University, the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, presented an honorary degree of Doctor of the University to science writer and educator Emily Lakdawalla, in recognition of her excellence in planetary and space science communication.
CubeSats have made low-cost space missions a reality for universities and research groups. However, these tiny satellites lack propulsion. LightSail will demonstrate the viability of solar sailing for CubeSats.