My name in space: Lightsail

Mission: LightSail

Current position: prepared to launch

Operator: The Planetary Society

Launch: June 25, 2019

COSPAR ID: 2019-036AC

LightSail 2 is a project to demonstrate controlled solar sailing using a CubeSat developed by The Planetary Society, a global non-profit organization devoted to space exploration. The spacecraft core measures 10 × 10 × 30 cm, and its kite-shaped solar sail deploys into a total area of 32 square meters (340 sq ft).

LightSail 2 was launched as a secondary payload on the Space Test Program (STP-2) on a Falcon Heavy rocket on 25 June 2019.

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