May 1


Orbital ATK CRS mission #9 (OA-9, on Antares 230) (approx. date)
Apr 30 - May 2

15th CubeSat Developers Workshop

San Luis Obispo, CA – Organized by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Jun 15

3U CubeSat integrated with Prox 1 (launched on Falcon Heavy / STP-2 mission)

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest date)
Jun 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)


Ecliptic Projects in the Media

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Date Headline
2016 Apr 18 The Planetary Society
LightSail 2 Engineers Continue to Test For Success Rocketcam icon
LightSail-2's system-level testing continues, led by Ecliptic engineers
2016 Apr 20 Duke Digital Media
Highlights of Day 3 at NAB Rocketcam icon
From ~1,800 exhibitors at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention, the Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS) display at the Ecliptic booth was called out as one of the show standouts
2016 May 20 The Planetary Society
On LightSail 1 Launch Anniversary, Team Prepares Successor Craft for Day-in-the-Life Test
See how the day-in-a-life test went in the May 24 post
2016 May 24 The Planetary Society
Mostly Smooth Sailing in San Luis Obispo: LightSail 2 Completes Day-in-the-Life Test
This test culminates many weeks of preparatory technical work by the LightSail team, led by Ecliptic
2016 Jun 08 NASA
Roll Out Solar Array Technology: Benefits for NASA, Commercial Sector
Ecliptic is supplying the experiment control and data handling electronics for the planned 2017 ROSA experiment on the ISS
2016 Jul 13 The Planetary Society
Videos and Updates: LightSail 2 Shows Off Magnetic Personality Rocketcam icon
Here's the latest on LightSail-2 system testing, led by Ecliptic
2016 Jul 18 Sky & Telescope
40th Anniversary of Viking’s Red Planet Rendezvous
Ecliptic CEO Rex Ridenoure was one of the 58 undergraduate Viking interns in 1976, and attended this event
2016 Aug 08 The Planetary Society
Back to School: LightSail 2 and Prox-1 Provide Unique Experience for University Students
Three Ecliptic employees are mentioned in this article
2016 Sep 06 The Planetary Society
Episode 74: Downlink
Dr. Bruce Betts, LightSail Program Manager at The Planetary Society, provides an update on LightSail 2 testing, led by Ecliptic
2016 Oct 03 Microsoft
North American Eagle and Microsoft IoT Partner To Give The World A Front Seat Rocketcam icon
An update on the North American Eagle supersonic car project, with onboard video from Ecliptic's RocketCam