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Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

21 May 2019, 21:03 UTC
Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month
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By Evan Gough

The Planetary Society is going to launch their LightSail 2 CubeSat next month. LightSail 2 is a test mission designed to study the feasibility of using sunlight for propulsion. The small satellite will use the pressure of sunlight on its solar sails to propel its way to a higher orbit. The launch is scheduled for …
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