Nanosail-D released into space

by Louis D. Friedman NASA’s Nanosail-D spacecraft surprised everyone, including its controllers, by suddenly deploying from its parent FASTSAT spacecraft and beginning its mission in space. NASA is providing a live look at the mission’s status at http://nanosaild.engr.scu.edu/dashboard.htm. We at the Planetary Society are of course very interested in the Nanosail mission, since its design formed the basis for our LightSail-1. Reports this ….

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