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LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

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LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

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    LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit
    by Evan Gough

    LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it’s still orbiting Earth. It’s a successful demonstration of the potential of solar sail spacecraft. Now the LightSail 2 team at The Planetary Society has released a paper outlining their findings from the mission so far. The solar sail concept has been around for a …

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