Nov 24

Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (approx. date)
Feb 15

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

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (approx. date)
Apr 17


Northrop Grumman CRS mission #11 (NG-11, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
Aug 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)


Ecliptic Projects in the Media

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Date Headline
2018 Apr 25 The Planetary Society
Pew Pew! Lasers Will Help Determine Where LightSail 2 Is
Good info on one aspect of the planned LightSail-2 mission operations
2018 Nov 09 ESA
NABEO-1 to be Launched on Rocket Lab's Electron
NABEO-1 is the 'pathfinder' payload for the Ecliptic-led Hosted Payload Program with Rocket Lab
2018 Jul 26 The Planetary Society
LightSail-2 Team Completes Key Mission Review and Dress Rehearsal
Following final testing at AFRL in late July, LightSail 2 will be ready for launch!
2018 May 11 The Planetary Society
LightSail-2 Launch Slips to Fall
It's the space business ...
2018 Aug 08 The Planetary Society
LightSail 2 updates: Launch Date Slips, Environmental Test Complete, New Video Released Rocketcam icon
A summary of the final Operational Readiness Test for LightSail 2
2018 Mar 20 The Planetary Society
LightSail 2 Doubles the Fun With Double Integrations
LightSail 2 is now officially out of our hands and awaiting launch on the 2nd SpaceX Falcon Heavy, sometime this summer
2018 Sep 26 The Planetary Society
How LightSail and a NASA Study Helped Pave the Way for Mars-bound CubeSats
A good summary of the historical context for the LightSail program
2018 Aug 07 Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation to Launch Hosted Payloads on Rocket Lab’s Electron Rockets
This release announces out new collaboration with Rocket Lab
2018 Jan 25 Arizona State University
ASU Student Payloads Selected to Fly on Blue Origin Space Vehicle
Ecliptic is the industry partner for the Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS) experiment
2018 Apr 12 JPL
Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package
Ecliptic developed the core imager focal-plane-to-computer interface for ASTERIA