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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
2016 Jan 03 NASASpaceflight.com
Orbital ATK Prepares for OA-6 Cygnus Prior to Antares Return
A RocketCam system is onboard the Cygnus OA-4 berthed to the ISS and one will also be onboard OA-06 (Atlas 5) and OA-05 (Antares 200)
2016 Jan 20 Smithsonian Air & Space
Rise of the CubeSats
Among the CubeSat efforts featured is the upcoming Prox-1 / LightSail-B mission
2016 Jan 26 The Planetary Society
Upgraded LightSail Software Completes First Round of Flight Testing
This LightSail-B update summarizes results from the recent Operations Readiness Test (ORT)
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 Feb 09 The Planetary Society
Planetary Radio Extra: LightSail Update
Hear the latest news on how the integration and testing of LightSail 2 is going, led by Ecliptic
2016 Feb 10 The Planetary Society
SLS CubeSats to Set Sail for Deep Space
The article connects the LightSail tech-demo missions with a near-term planned NASA solar sailing mission
2016 Feb 18 NASASpaceflight.com
OA-4 Cygnus Ends ISS Mission With High Praise and Success Rocketcam icon
A 3-camera RocketCam system provided onboard views during this Cygnus mission
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
2016 Mar 14 The Planetary Society
Rulers In Space! LightSail 2 Equipped With Boom Fiducials
This update highlights another of the several design changes being made to LightSail 2 by the Ecliptic-led team
2016 Mar 29 The Planetary Society
Selfies, Messages and Names Delivered for LightSail 2 Flight
Another milestone accomplished!