The Atlas V launch mentioned earlier went off well on Wednesday:
The X-37B and the ten CubeSats secondary payloads were deployed, including the Planetary Society’s LightSail and it began transmitting its status:
- Liftoff! LightSail Sails into Space aboard Atlas V Rocket – The Planetary Society
- LightSail Sends First Data Back to Earth – The Planetary Society
Today it continues to look in good shape –
- LightSail Update: All Systems Nominal – The Planetary Society
- Jason Davis on Twitter: #LightSail update: all systems remain nominal. 53 beacon packets have been received thus far, trends look good.”
You can follow developments with the LightSail at Mission Control Center | The Planetary Society.
Deployment of the solar sail is currently set for June 17th.