An image taken by the LightSail CubeSat and downloaded on 437.435 MHz 9600 bps AX.25 packet radio has confirmed the deployment of its Solar Sail.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” @BillNye tweeted – This just in: a complete image of #LightSail in space! The future of space travel…
The sail started deploying at 1947 UT on June 7, 2015. It is expected that LightSail’s orbit will now decay rapidly resulting in the satellite burning up in the atmosphere in a matter of days.
If you wish to try catching a glimpse of LightSail as it soars across the sky there are viewing tips at
See a graph of the declining altitude
For the latest information read Jason’s blog on the Planetary Society website or follow him on Twitter
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