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Spacecraft separation sequencers (launched on Falcon 9 payload module)

Spaceflight SSO-A (approx. date)
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3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (approx. date)
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North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)

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Date Headline
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!
2018 Nov 09 ESA
NABEO-1 to be Launched on Rocket Lab's Electron
NABEO-1 is the 'pathfinder' payload for the Ecliptic-led Hosted Payload Program with Rocket Lab
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 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 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 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 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 Nov 11 Forbes
Rocket Lab Just Launched Its First Commercial Rocket Into Orbit
Good pic here of the NABEO-1 hosted payload on the Electron 3rd stage
2018 Nov 11 Space News
Rocket Lab Performs First Commercial Launch Rocketcam icon
A successful launch, including the Ecliptic-Rocket Lab Hosted Payload Program pathfinder payload, NABEO-1
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