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Solar sail test successful so far! / Boing Boing

Yesterday, a satellite less than a shoebox unfurled a solar sail making it the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth powered by sunlight. LightSail2 is a project of the Planetary Society, a fantastic nonprofit organization co-founded by astronomer and science educator Carl Sagan. From the New York Times: For centuries, it was only a dream: traveling through space propelled by …

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Drama in near-Earth orbit while LightSail2 sets sail

LightSail 2 has successfully used its awnings. Shortly after 12:00 PST, the Planetary Society tweeted that the sails were set and the spacecraft sailed with sunlight. We can all enjoy their success and wonder how awnings will fit in with humanity's plans for space exploration. This is a dramatic moment for LightSail 2 and The Planetary Society, the world's largest …

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A New Website Tracks the Just-Launched Solar Sail Spaceship

Locked On Last month, a spacecraft called LightSail 2 – which uses a solar sail to propel itself using sunlight. The planetary society, the space research organization that developed the solar sail, publishes every update it sends down. The Planetary Society expects LightSail 2's sail to unfurl some time this week, according to The Verge at which point it will …

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Japanese whalers set sail for commercial hunting

Copyright EPA Caption The first whaling ships depart early Monday from Nordkushiro Five Japanese whaling ships have set out for decades despite international criticism for the country's first commercial hunt. The whaling ships have permission to catch 227 whales – Minke, Bryde and Sei – by the end of the year. Japan's last commercial hunt took place in 1986, but …

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Battlewakes Pirates sail to Oculus Quest and PSVR

Hopefully, UploadVR's look at Survio's latest game Battlewake in our E3 VR Showcase has pleased you this week. If you were hoping to play the game with other headsets besides Oculus Rift and we have good news. it also comes to Quest and PSVR. The latter version was confirmed earlier this week on Kinda Funny's E3 Showcase. A representative from …

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Drifting Marswolken sail over NASA's Mars rover

While flying over rocky plains in the shadow of Mount Sharp, the Mars Curiosity Rover conquered wispy clouds hovering in the sky in 2019, which translates into the 2410th Sol or Mars day of its mission. From a distance of several million kilometers, NASA scientists suspect that these clouds float about 30 kilometers above the red Martian surface. NASA also …

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Filipino President Duterte threatens to sail with garbage to Canada

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered provided the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIPTION 24. April 2019, 13:08 UTC To By Reuters MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reported Tuesday Canada In a long-standing dispute over waste that was exported to the Southeast Asian nation, she threatened to send her …

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NASA's latest cubesat candidates include a solar sail test

The 16 chosen projects are: Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) of Arizona State University. BeaverCube of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SigNal's Opportunity P-band Investigation (SNoOPI) from Purdue. SigNal's Opportunity P-band Investigation (SNoOPI) from Purdue University. Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager Mission (DAILI) from The Aerospace Corporation. This is a study of propagating and transporting processes in the lower thermosphere. …

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Does Oumuamua Asteroid Behave Like Modern Light Sail Technology?

Tech 22:01 15.02.2019 (updated 22:09 15.02.2019) Receive short URL The alleged asteroid Oumuamua has long been a subject of intense debate in scientific circles for a year, where both aliens and traditional theories show no signs of stopping. What was perceived as an interstellar asteroid, later referred to as Oumuamua, appeared for the first time in October 2017, when it …

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