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)


Ecliptic Projects in the Media

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Date Headline
2015 Mar 17 The Planetary Society
LightSail Featured on CBS Evening News Rocketcam icon
LightSail, The Planetary Society and Ecliptic on the national news!
2015 Jun 03 The Planetary Society
LightSail Falls Silent; Battery Glitch Suspected
The LightSail ops team is working this issue. It's complicated ...
2015 Jun 06 The Planetary Society
LightSail Drama Continues as Spacecraft Wakes for Second Time
LightSail A is doing what it's designed to do. But this causes drama for us all as we wait it out --
2015 Jun 02 The Planetary Society
LightSail Deployment Update: Panels Wednesday, Sails Friday
Get ready for deployment action!
2015 Jun 02 Spaceflight Now
LightSail Deployment Set For This Week
Ecliptic engineers Riki Munakata and Alex Diaz are shown in the accompanying image of LightSail A undergoing testing
2015 Jun 05 Space News
LightSail Deployment Delayed as Craft Again Falls Silent
The team is working the issue ...
2015 Oct 26 The Planetary Society
LightSail Deployer Passes Prox-1 Fit Check
Ecliptic is leading the LightSail-B integration and testing effort
2015 Jun 04 Space News
LightSail Back on Track for Solar Sail Deployment
Solar panels are deployed!
2015 Mar 09 The Planetary Society
LightSail Arrives in Florida; More Launch Details Revealed
This article provides LightSail status and summarizes Ecliptic's current activities as lead system contractor
2015 Oct 16 The Planetary Society
LightSail and Prox-1 Start Testing and Integration Process
Ecliptic is leading the LightSail-B integration and testing effort