Bruce Murray Space Image Library

LightSail 2 near central and eastern Australia

LightSail 2 near central and eastern Australia
LightSail 2 near central and eastern Australia This LightSail 2 image captured on 15 January 2020 shows central and eastern Australia, with north approximately at right. Shadows are visible from the spacecraft’s solar panels; the panel shadow at right appears at a different angle than expected. A bent sail deployment boom is also visible in the gap between solar sail panels in the upper-left. Imaging initially identified both of these anomalies; neither has had a significant impact on the mission. The Planetary Society

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