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LightSail Deployment from TPS HQ

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While the deployment commands were being sent from CalPoly, our team here at TPS Headquarters was listening in to all the excitement! While deploying sails, the motor count goes from 0 to 134,200. The reading that 18,000 motor spins had occurred was the announcement we were waiting for!

This is a major landmark in our test mission and a great step toward our 2016 mission.

Music by General Fuzz