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Lightsail A


Designation 40661 / 15025L
Launch date 20 May 2015
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 362/708 km
Inclination 55°
Period 95 min
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #54

Solar sail project from the Planetary Society.
It is a kite shaped satellite in 3 triangles of mylar, totaling 32 square meters. Based on a 3U cubesat.
To enlighten on the possibility of using sun light as a propulsion mean.

Sail was deployed on 3 Jun.

End of life

Cause End of experiment
Decay 14 Jun 2015

External resources


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