NanoSail-D loaded on Minotaur IV

Among the seven spacecraft on the Minotaur IV scheduled to launch from Kodiak Island on Friday is the NanoSail-D, which could become the second solar sail to successfully deploy in space (the Japanese Ikaros this past summer was the first): /– Minotaur Launch Report | Solar sail demo packed up to prove new technologies – Spaceflight Now /– Minotaur Launch Report | Mission Status Center – Spaceflight Now


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