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Mar 15

Delta II

ICESat-2 (approx. date)
Mar 15

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 Jun 05 New York Times
LightSail, a Private Spacecraft, Goes Unexpectedly Quiet
The team is learning a lot about LightSail's battery and power subsystem nuances now
2015 Aug 13 The Planetary Society
LightSail™ Test Flight Named Mission of the Year at SmallSat Conference
Ecliptic is the prime contractor for the LightSail program
2015 Apr 08 Spaceflight Now
NASA Adding to List of CubeSats Flying on First SLS Mission
Lessons learned from the two LightSail missions will be applied to the NEO Scout and Lunar Flashlight missions, which employ similar solar sail designs
2015 Jul 22 Space News
NASA Developing Solar-sailing Cubesats for Inaugural SLS Launch
The supporting role of the Ecliptic-led LightSail program is highlighted in this piece
2015 Jul 20 NASA
NASA Robotic Servicing Demonstrations Continue Onboard the Space Station Rocketcam icon
Two Ecliptic RocketCam cameras are incorporated into the VIPIR payload assembly: one stand-off camera and one outfitted with a zoom lens
2015 May 20 NASA
NASA’s CubeSat Initiative Aids in Testing of Technology for Solar Sails in Space
LightSail A was successfully launched today!
2015 Jan 26 New York Times
New Phase of Space Travel Hopes to Set Sail on Sunlight
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for both LightSail spacecraft
2015 Jan 26 The Planetary Society
Planetary Society Announces Test Flight for Privately Funded LightSail Spacecraft Rocketcam icon
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for both LightSail spacecraft
2015 Jun 11 Space News
Planetary Society Has a Year To Iron Wrinkles Out Of Solar Sail Mission
2015 Jan 26 Space News
Planetary Society Sets May Launch for Solar Sail Experiment
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for both LightSail spacecraft