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Delta II

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
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Cygnus

Orbital ATK CRS mission #9 (OA-9, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
Apr 30

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

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

Cygnus

Orbital ATK CRS mission #10 (OA-10, on Antares 230) (approx. date)

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Date Headline
2015 May 26 The Planetary Society
Software Glitch Pauses LightSail Test Mission
Ecliptic engineers are deeply involved with characterizing this issue and developing response options
2015 Jun 10 Bloomberg News
Scientists Look to LightSail's Next Launch
Ecliptic is the prime contractor as well for the LightSail spacecraft launching in 2016
2015 Nov 19 NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Satellite Sensors Would Deliver Global Fire Coverage Rocketcam icon
Ecliptic is the commercial production partner for the FireSat effort
2015 Jun 07 Spaceflight Now
Satellite Comes Back to Life, Deploys Solar Sail on Second Try
2015 Jun 08 The Planetary Society
Sails in Space: Partial Photo, Video and Light Curve Rocketcam icon
The mission team is working 24x7 to get more images downlinked before spacecraft re-entry
2015 Jul 26 NASASpaceFlight.com
Safety First: Ten Years Since STS-114’s Return to Flight Misssion
The onboard ET-mounted RocketCam system captured the major foam-separation incident featured in this retrospective -- a surprise that halted Shuttle launches for about a year until it was explained and addressed with design changes
2015 Jan 31 NASA
RocketCam Captures SMAP Separation from Delta II Rocketcam icon
This was RocketCam mission #131
2015 Jan 25 Spaceflight Now
Preview Story: Launch of Delta 2 Rocket with NASA Probe Thursday
An Ecliptic-supplied RocketCam system will provide onboard video views during this launch
2015 Jun 11 The Planetary Society
Pretty (Partial) Picture: LightSail Catches a Glimpse of Earth
2015 Jun 04 NBC
Power Glitch Silences Planetary Society's LightSail Solar Spacecraft Again
The LightSail ops team is working this issue. It's complicated ...