LightSail achieves solar sail deployment over US West Coast

This afternoon, the LightSail test mission, launched on May 20th, achieved a successful solar sail deployment while being commanded by our ground operations team at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.   We will be looking for LightSail in the early morning or twilight sky over the next few days. The Planetary Society Mission Control Center is tracking LightSail for best sighting opportunities. www.planetary.org.  We are jubilant and proud to be on the LightSail team!