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Date Headline
2015 May 20 The Planetary Society
LightSail Sends First Data Back to Earth
Successfully receiving telemetry from LightSail A achieves one of the two main objectives of this demo mission. The other is successful deployment of the solar sail, scheduled (by onboard timer) for Jun 17.
2015 Apr 24 The Planetary Society
LightSail Readiness Tests Prepare Team for Mission Operations
Ecliptic is lead system contractor for both LightSail spacecraft
2015 Jul 01 The Planetary Society
LightSail Project Manager Passes Torch
Ecliptic's role as LightSail prime contractor continues, with added responsibilities for LightSail B
2015 Dec 17 The Planetary Society
LightSail Program Wraps Busy Year with Test Readiness Review
The integration and testing of LightSail B, led by Ecliptic, is coming along nicely
2015 Aug 18 The Planetary Society
LightSail Lands New Hardware for Laser Ranging
Ecliptic is leading the effort to prepare LightSail B for launch in 2016, including making selected design modifications such as this one
2015 Jun 26 The Planetary Society / Kickstarter
LightSail Kickstarter Stretch Goal Reached
$1,241,615 USD were raised from 23,331 backers. The number of backers is a new record for a space-technology Kickstarter campaign, and the dollar total is the second highest ever for such a campaign.
2015 May 12 The Planetary Society / Kickstarter
LightSail Kickstarter Campaign Begins! Rocketcam icon
Check out The Planetary Society's 45-day Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $200k and possibly $1 million or more in support of the LightSail program's objectives. (After 2 1/2 days over $350k has been raised.) Ecliptic is the LightSail spacecraft system contractor.
2015 Apr 08 The Planetary Society
LightSail Integration Video Rocketcam icon
This short video highlights the final integration flow for LightSail A, most of which occurred at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ecliptic in the lead system contractor for LightSail.
2015 Jun 10 Spacelfight Now
LightSail Hailed as Precursor for Low-Cost Planetary Missions
2015 Sep 25 The Planetary Society
LightSail Gets Backup Burn Wire for 2016 Mission
Ecliptic is leading the effort to prepare LightSail B for launch in 2016, including making selected design modifications such as this one