Posted: Jul 31, 2019 7:26 pm
by newolder
Ongoing press conference ...

via twitter
Bruce Betts, Chief Scientist and LightSail Program Manager at The Planetary Society:

"We are thrilled to declare mission success for LightSail 2." The spacecraft has successfully raised its orbit around the Earth using nothing but sunlight!


Shown as increasing apogee below:
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also
We're currently hosting a press conference to announce some big news from our #LightSail2 mission! Audio and a transcript will be available in our press room later today at http://www.planetary.org/press-room/lightsail/