Flight controllers deployed LightSail 2’s sails last week! “…we successfully set sail on beams of sunlight,” said Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society. “Thanks to our team and our tens of thousands of supporters around the world, the dream started by The Planetary Society’s founders more than 4 decades ago has taken flight.” Preliminary data shows LightSail 2 is already recieving the gentle push from the Sun which will eventually push the spacecraft into higher Earth orbit.
After the big launch at the end of June, a few LightSail 2 variants were only available as backorders. Now everything is back in stock and you can get all the LightSail related swag you like and we will ship it out to you while LightSail 2 is still flying high overhead.