It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

by Charlene Anderson It was once thought lost in space, but it looks like NanoSail-D has ejected from its FastSat carrier and is preparing for deployment. We just pulled this off the Nanosail-D Twitter: “Hello all! Checking in! I will open my sail this evening at 02:55 UTC or 9:55pm EST over Ireland. You know the luck o’ the Irish helped.” The Nanosail team is asking ham radio operators for help in tracking the spacecraft. If ….

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