Sep 1

Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (earliest launch date)
Sep 12

Delta II [Final Delta II launch]

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
Sep 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
Oct 30

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

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest launch date)


Ecliptic Projects in the Media

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Date Headline
2016 Jul 18 Sky & Telescope
40th Anniversary of Viking’s Red Planet Rendezvous
Ecliptic CEO Rex Ridenoure was one of the 58 undergraduate Viking interns in 1976, and attended this event
2016 Aug 08 The Planetary Society
Back to School: LightSail 2 and Prox-1 Provide Unique Experience for University Students
Three Ecliptic employees are mentioned in this article
2016 Sep 06 The Planetary Society
Episode 74: Downlink
Dr. Bruce Betts, LightSail Program Manager at The Planetary Society, provides an update on LightSail 2 testing, led by Ecliptic
2016 Jan 29 The Planetary Society
First Look: Newest LightSail Spacecraft Unfurls Solar Sails
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for the LightSail program
2016 Dec 07 The Planetary Society
Ground Finale? Deployment Test Moves LightSail 2 Closer to Handoff Rocketcam icon
The LightSail-2 development effort is nearly complete!
2016 Apr 20 Duke Digital Media
Highlights of Day 3 at NAB Rocketcam icon
From ~1,800 exhibitors at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention, the Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS) display at the Ecliptic booth was called out as one of the show standouts
2016 Dec 05 Sound Devices, LLC
In Action: Dan Slater and the Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS)
Ecliptic is the lead collaborator with Slater to infuse RAS technology into the rocket and spacecraft arena
2016 Apr 18 The Planetary Society
LightSail 2 Engineers Continue to Test For Success Rocketcam icon
LightSail-2's system-level testing continues, led by Ecliptic engineers
2016 Oct 07 The Planetary Society
LightSail-2 Update Roundup: Testing, Delivery and a New Animation in the Works
Check out the latest news on LightSail 2
2016 Feb 29 The Planetary Society
Meet LightSail 2, The Planetary Society's New Solar Sailing CubeSat Rocketcam icon
System-level testing of LightSail 2, led by Ecliptic, is coming along nicely