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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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2014 Aug 22 The Planetary Society
Radio Problems Scrub LightSail's Day-in-the-Life Test Rocketcam icon
Another update on LightSail testing progress ...
2014 Sep 02 Spaceflight Now
Delta 2 Rocket Erected to Launch SMAP Mission
This Delta 2 is the final Delta 2 scheduled to launch with RocketCam onboard -- the last of a series of 27 RocketCam-outfitted Delta 2 launches since 1997 and 34 in the Delta rocket family
2014 Sep 03 The Planetary Society
LightSail Radio Update: New Answers, New Questions
Here's the latest on LightSail, with Ecliptic as lead system contractor
2014 Sep 04 Space News
Altius Pushes Small-satellite Launcher Using Cygnus Cargo Tug
Ecliptic's avionics and sensor systems are baselined in the Hatchbasket system design
2014 Sep 10 Spaceflight Now
Orion Spacecraft Ready for Launch Preparations
Onboard views of key events during this Orion test mission will be provided by several RocketCams onboard the Orion capsule/Delta IV launch vehicle stack
2014 Sep 16 Spaceflight Now
Boeing, SpaceX Share $6.8 Billion Crew Contract
RocketCam systems will provide onboard views during Boeing's CST-100 test launches
2014 Sep 24 The Planetary Society
LightSail Sails through Day-in-the-Life Test Rocketcam icon
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for the LightSail effort
2014 Oct 16 The Planetary Society
As Deadlines Loom, LightSail Bends but Doesn't Break
Ecliptic is the lead system contractor for the LightSail effort
2014 Oct 27 Spaceflight Now
Mission Status Center for Cygnus/Orb-3 Launch
Follow the next RocketCam launch, onboard the Cygnus cargo vehicle heading to the ISS
2014 Oct 30 The Planetary Society
LightSail Vibration Test Shakes Loose New Problems Rocketcam icon
As lead system contractor, Ecliptic is coordinating final environmental testing for LightSail A and implementing related engineering fixes and modifications as issues arise