May 1


Orbital ATK CRS mission #9 (OA-9, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
Jun 15

3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest date)
Aug 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
Sep 15

Delta II

ICESat-2 (approx. date)


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Date Headline
2016 Jul 13 The Planetary Society
Videos and Updates: LightSail 2 Shows Off Magnetic Personality Rocketcam icon
Here's the latest on LightSail-2 system testing, led by Ecliptic
2016 Jan 26 The Planetary Society
Upgraded LightSail Software Completes First Round of Flight Testing
This LightSail-B update summarizes results from the recent Operations Readiness Test (ORT)
2016 Feb 10 The Planetary Society
SLS CubeSats to Set Sail for Deep Space
The article connects the LightSail tech-demo missions with a near-term planned NASA solar sailing mission
2016 Mar 29 The Planetary Society
Selfies, Messages and Names Delivered for LightSail 2 Flight
Another milestone accomplished!
2016 Mar 14 The Planetary Society
Rulers In Space! LightSail 2 Equipped With Boom Fiducials
This update highlights another of the several design changes being made to LightSail 2 by the Ecliptic-led team
2016 Jun 08 NASA
Roll Out Solar Array Technology: Benefits for NASA, Commercial Sector
Ecliptic is supplying the experiment control and data handling electronics for the planned 2017 ROSA experiment on the ISS
2016 Jan 20 Smithsonian Air & Space
Rise of the CubeSats
Among the CubeSat efforts featured is the upcoming Prox-1 / LightSail-B mission
2016 Feb 09 The Planetary Society
Planetary Radio Extra: LightSail Update
Hear the latest news on how the integration and testing of LightSail 2 is going, led by Ecliptic
2016 Jan 03
Orbital ATK Prepares for OA-6 Cygnus Prior to Antares Return
A RocketCam system is onboard the Cygnus OA-4 berthed to the ISS and one will also be onboard OA-06 (Atlas 5) and OA-05 (Antares 200)
2016 May 20 The Planetary Society
On LightSail 1 Launch Anniversary, Team Prepares Successor Craft for Day-in-the-Life Test
See how the day-in-a-life test went in the May 24 post