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LightSail Falls Silent; Battery Glitch Suspected

June 5, 2015

The LightSail test spacecraft fell silent for a second time, less than a day after completing what appeared to be a successful solar panel deployment.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.planetary.org

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is, for a second time, not responding to radio contact. At its last contact, power was not being drawn from its batteries. Controllers are waiting with fingers crossed for it to wake up and communicate.

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