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Delta II

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
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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)
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Cygnus

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

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Date Headline
2015 May 20 Spaceflight Now
X-37B Spaceplane Embarks on Fourth Voyage In Orbit Rocketcam icon
See the launch video here, with LightSail A along for the ride
2015 May 08 The Planetary Society
What Images Will We Get Back from the LightSail Test Mission?
This explores in some detail the onboard imaging predictions for LightSail A
2015 Dec 31 The Planetary Society
Twelve Amazing Science Stories We Can't Wait to Follow In 2016
One of the twelve stories is "The citizen-funded LightSail sets sail"
2015 Oct 02 NASA GSFC
To the Consoles! RRM Operations Resumed Today
Multiple RocketCam cameras are supporting ongoing Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) demos onboard ISS
2015 May 19 The Planetary Society
Timeline: LightSail's First Day in Space
We're one day from the launch of LightSail A!
2015 Jun 19 The Planetary Society
Thanks You, LightSail Trackers
The project got terrific support from serious and amateur satellite observers around the globe
2015 Dec 10 Missile Defense Agency
Standard Missile Completes First Intercept Test from Aegis Ashore Test Site
A RocketCam system supported this test
2015 Jul 27 SpaceVR
SpaceVR Signs Agreement With Rex Ridenoure, CEO of Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Ridenoure will be an advisor to SpaceVR as they develop plans for capturing space-themed content on Earth and in space with their 360-deg. camera system
2015 Jun 08 National Public Radio
Solar Sail Unfurls In Space
A "sail Mary pass" indeed -- !
2015 Jun 08 Discovery.com
Solar Sail Spacecraft Back From the Dead
"Troubled battery" is a bit extreme. The batteries were behaving as designed, but it was rather complex behavior that took a while to understand.