LightSail
LightSail
LightSail
LightSail
LightSail
LightSail
Name LightSail
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation The Planetary Society
Institution Non-profit
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner Demonstrate the deployment of a 32 m2 solar sail from a 3-unit CubeSat platform.
Sources [1] [2]
Keywords Solar sail, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
LightSail-A (LightSail 1) Reentry 2015-06-15. Was operational until 2015-06-11. Various problems, but did deploy solar sail. 2015-05-20 360 x 700 km, 55 deg
LightSail 2 (LightSail-B, LightSail-2) Operational (Official news 2020-07-02) 2019-06-25 710 km, 24 deg
LightSail-C (LightSail-3) cancelled (No plans for follow-on mission as per Kickstarter comments in 2019) x_cancelled Sun-Earth Libration Point L1

Last modified: 2020-12-27
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