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 13

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

LightSail-2 solar sailing demo (earliest date of a 60-day launch window)
Jun 15

North American Eagle 800-mph supersonic car

World land speed record attempt (approx. date)


Ecliptic RocketCam™ Cameras Capture Cosmos-1 Solar Sail Deployment Test

2002 Jul 09

An Ecliptic RocketCam™ system supplied to The Planetary Society has captured excellent color video of the deployment test for a full-scale blade model for the Society's solar-sail spacecraft project, Cosmos-1. The test was conducted in a large vacuum chamber at space research organization NPO Lavochkin in Khimki, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Two Ecliptic RocketCam cameras were operating inside the chamber throughout the two-day test. For a full report, see the news release from The Planetary Society, which includes a link to the deployment video.

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