Posted: Jul 23, 2019 6:28 pm
by newolder
Live coverage (of 7 people looking at their laptops, so far) on LightSail 2 Sail Deployment:
Down to 4 people now, I wonder what happens next.

Back up to 8, now! And we have a, sort of, sound feed too...

Couple of minutes ago (19:42 BST) via twitter:

Planetary Society
Solar sail successfully armed for deployment.

19:48 BST
MOTOR ON. Telemetry shows #LightSail2's sail deployment motor is active.

DEPLOYMENT COMPLETE! Telemetry shows motor has reached target count!


Images to follow on subsequent overpasses of California...