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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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Northrop Grumman CRS mission #11 (NG-11, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
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World land speed record attempt (approx. date)
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Date Headline
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
2018 Jun 06 SpaceTech Asia
Singapore, Australia Student Experiments Being Run On ISS
Bhattacharya Space Enterprises procured the ISS experiment kits from Ecliptic
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 Aug 07 Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation to Launch Hosted Payloads on Rocket Lab’s Electron Rockets
This release announces out new collaboration with Rocket Lab
2018 Aug 08 The Planetary Society
LightSail 2 updates: Launch Date Slips, Environmental Test Complete, New Video Released Rocketcam icon
A summary of the final Operational Readiness Test for LightSail 2
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 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 Aug 10 MIT
ASTERIA Measures Exoplanet Transit - A First for CubeSats
Ecliptic designed and produced ASTERIA's core imaging focal plane electronics circuit board and related software/firmware
2018 Aug 14 JPL
ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award
Ecliptic designed and produced ASTERIA's core imaging focal plane electronics circuit board and related software/firmware. This is the second such award for a project involving Ecliptic, the first being the LightSail-1 mission for 2015 (see http://www.planetary.org/press-room/releases/2015/lightsail-mission-of-the-year.html).
2018 Sep 26 The Planetary Society
How LightSail and a NASA Study Helped Pave the Way for Mars-bound CubeSats
A good summary of the historical context for the LightSail program