Nov 21, 2022

The historic LightSail 2 mission finally burned up in Earth’s atmosphere

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David Imbaratto, Stellar Exploration / The Planetary Society.

The mission demonstrated that flight by light is possible when it used a 32-square-meter (244-square-foot) sail made out of mylar to raise a small CubeSat spacecraft’s orbit by 1.9 miles (3.2 km).

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