LightSail 2 spacecraft ends solar sail mission in a blaze of glory

LightSail 2 spacecraft ends solar sail mission in a blaze of glory

LightSail 2 spacecraft ends solar sail mission in a blaze of glory

The LightSail 2 spacecraft will no longer run on sunshine.

The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded solar sail craft was once again in the running the Earth’s atmosphere on Thursday morning (Nov. 17) after nearly 3.5 years in orbit — more than three times longer than the mission’s planned lifetime.





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