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Nov 1

Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (earliest launch date)
Nov 17

Cygnus

Northrop Grumman CRS mission #10 (NG-10, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
Feb 15

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

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (approx. date)
Mar 15

Cygnus

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

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Date Headline
2018 Feb 07 Georgia Tech
Successful SpaceX Launch Clears Way for Historic Georgia Tech Spacecraft
LightSail 2 will be carried into space by Georgia Tech's Prox-1 satellite, which in turn will be launched on the third Falcon Heavy later this year (later changed to second launch)
2018 Feb 14 Bloomberg
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Mission for Air Force Targets June Launch
This is the ride to orbit for LightSail 2, which will be nestled inside the Prox-1 spacecraft at launch
2018 Jun 06 SpaceTech Asia
Singapore, Australia Student Experiments Being Run On ISS
Bhattacharya Space Enterprises procured the ISS experiment kits from Ecliptic
2018 May 25 Spaceflight Now
Rocket Lab Updates Launch Window for First Commercial Mission
Ecliptic assisted Rocket Lab with accommodating the German NABEO payload on this Electron mission
2018 May 25 Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab Confirms New ‘It’s Business Time’ Launch Window and Bolsters Manifest
Ecliptic assisted Rocket Lab with accommodating the German NABEO payload on this Electron mission
2018 Aug 08 Space News
Rocket Lab Announces Order for 10 Electron Launches from New Dubai Company
This article also mentions Ecliptic's hosted payload agreement with Rocket Lab
2018 Mar 01 Spaceflight Now
Rideshare Mission for U.S. Military Confirmed As Second Falcon Heavy Launch
LightSail 2 will launch on this Falcon Heavy, inside the Prox-1 spacecraft
2018 Aug 09 Noozhawk (Santa Barbara)
Preparations Underway for NASA’s ICESat-2 Launch Next Month at Vandenberg Air Force Base
This will be the last Delta II launch and the last Ecliptic RocketCam video system on the Delta rocket family
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 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!