Sailing Amongst The Stars

The Planetary Society is about to launch their LightSail2 spacecraft on June 24th. Carried in to orbit by a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, this breadbox sized satellite will deploy a 32 meter square mylar sail to use as propulsion to raise its orbit. If successful, it will be the first spacecraft in Earth orbit to solely use sunlight as a means of propulsion. Full article at the Planetary Society HERE.

Images Source: Planetary Society

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