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NASA’s New Solar Sail System to be Tested On-Board NanoAvionics Satellite Bus

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This a result of a contract between NASA Ames Research Center and AST for a 12U bus to carry NASA’s payload into low Earth orbit (LEO) including an approximately 800 square foot (74 square meter) composite boom and solar sail system. With already more than 75 successful satellite missions ...

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NASA’s New Solar Sail System to be Tested On-Board NanoAvionics Satellite Bus

NASA’s New Solar Sail System to be Tested On-Board NanoAvionics Satellite Bus

This a result of a contract between NASA Ames Research Center and AST for a 12U bus to carry NASA’s payload into low Earth orbit (LEO) including an approximately 800 square foot (74 square ...

NanoAvionics to Build Satellite Bus for NASA’s Solar Sail Mission

NanoAvionics to Build Satellite Bus for NASA’s Solar Sail Mission

NanoAvionics will build a 12U nanosatellite bus for an in-orbit demonstration of NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3), the company announced Wednesday. This a result of a ...

Riding on a Beam of Light

Riding on a Beam of Light

Sailships may offer our best shot at reaching the edge of the solar system and beyond.

Inside the Story of LightSail 2, a Solar Sail to the Stars

Inside the Story of LightSail 2, a Solar Sail to the Stars

Light sails aren’t just a space-geek curiosity. The abundance of solar radiation pressure means that it won’t run out of fuel.

LightSail 2 Unfurls Sails, Next Step Toward Space Travel on Solar Winds

LightSail 2 Unfurls Sails, Next Step Toward Space Travel on Solar Winds

The Planetary Society deployed LightSail 2 on Tuesday to further demonstrate the potential of solar sailing for space travel.

Solar Sailing Success: Planetary Society Deploys LightSail 2

Solar Sailing Success: Planetary Society Deploys LightSail 2

The spacecraft is set to harness the power of sunlight alone to alter its orbit around Earth

Mission Success Declared as Solar Sail Propels Itself From Earth Using Only Sunbeams

Mission Success Declared as Solar Sail Propels Itself From Earth Using Only Sunbeams

Back in 1976, the late Carl Sagan sat down on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to talk about a new form of space propulsion called solar sailing. Four decades later, and The Planetary ...

Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

The Planetary Society will launch its LightSail 2 CubeSat on June 22nd from Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Planetary Society declares solar sailing mission a success

Planetary Society declares solar sailing mission a success

The Planetary Society announced July 31 that a smallsat it launched a month ago has demonstrated the ability to change its orbit with a solar sail.

Watch SpaceX Launch a Solar Sail the Size of a Boxing Ring

Watch SpaceX Launch a Solar Sail the Size of a Boxing Ring

One of the starring payloads is a solar sail that, when unfurled, will be the size of a boxing ring.

Crowdfunded solar sail spacecraft moves closer to flying on light alone

Crowdfunded solar sail spacecraft moves closer to flying on light alone

The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft reported back some good news today: It’s officially orbiting on its own after being delivered to space via rocket rideshare aboard ...

Purdue prof. to lead solar-sailing CubeSat effort through citizen-funded group

Purdue prof. to lead solar-sailing CubeSat effort through citizen-funded group

A Purdue University professor is leading an effort to send a CubeSat up for an attempted controlled solar sailing in Earth’s orbit.

Lightsail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Flies On Solar Sail In Earth Orbit

Lightsail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Flies On Solar Sail In Earth Orbit

The Planetary Society says its Lightsail-2 spacecraft, launched on a SpaceX rocket last month, has successfully flown on sunlight in space and, for the first time, was able to perform ...