Tag: LightSail 2

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1061

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1061 Release Date: June 28, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:28:55 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1061 Trending headlines […]

via the ARRL: LightSail 2 Launches, Will Transmit CW Beacon

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 CubeSat, launched on June 25, will transmit Morse code from space. LightSail is a citizen-funded project to send a small spacecraft, propelled solely by sunlight, into Earth’s orbit. The innovative satellite is due to be deployed on July 2 from Prox-1, a Georgia Tech student-built spacecraft the size of a small washing […]

via the ARRL: LightSail 2 Set to Launch on June 22

The Planetary Society’s citizen-funded LightSail 2 solar-propelled spacecraft is set to launch on June 22 on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It will attempt the first controlled solar sail flight in Earth orbit. LightSail 1 successfully completed its test flight mission in 2015. LightSail® is aimed at testing “solar sailing” technology for CubeSats, which comprise many Amateur Radio satellites. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1060

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1060Release Date: June 22, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored Rich Lawrence KB2MOB, Will Rogers K5WLR, Don Hulick K2ATJ, George Bowen W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:14:25 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1060 Trending headlines […]