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Delta II

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
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Cygnus

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)
May 15

Cygnus

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

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Date Headline
2015 May 20 Spaceflight Now
Follow the Launch of LightSail A Here Rocketcam icon
LightSail A, integrated and tested by Ecliptic, launches today from Florida at or after 11:05 am EDT
2015 May 19 The Planetary Society
Follow the Launch of LightSail A Via the Project's Mission Control Center
This is a good online source for the latest status of LightSail A (as reported by The Planetary Society and LightSail mission team)
2015 May 29 The Planetary Society
For LightSail Test Mission, Waiting is the Hardest Part
The LightSail team, including several Ecliptic engineers, is working hard on preparing for an expected resumption of telemetry from LightSail A
2015 Jun 06 Spaceflight Now
Ground Team Battling On-and-Off Communications With LightSail
The LightSail team is working the issues and making progress pass-by-pass
2015 Mar 16 CBS Evening News
How Solar Sailing Could Impact the Future of Space Exploration Rocketcam icon
This article complements a story aired on the national evening news the same day, highlighting The Planetary Society's LightSail project and Ecliptic's role as lead system contractor
2015 Nov 25 The Planetary Society
In Pictures: LightSail Cameras Prepped for Flight
Highlights of current LightSail-B activity in Ecliptic's lab
2015 Jun 12 The Planetary Society
In Pictures: LightSail’s Final Days in Space
Re-entry and end of mission is projected to be June 14 (Sunday)
2015 Jan 09 intoPIX
intoPIX Receives Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award For Its Work on JPEG 2000
Ecliptic uses the intoPIX JPEG compression algorithms in its RocketCam product family
2015 Jan 26 The Planetary Society
It's Official: LightSail Test Flight Scheduled for May 2015 Rocketcam icon
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for both LightSail spacecraft
2015 Jun 19 Astronomy Picture of the Day
LightSail A