PLANETARY SOCIETY PRESS RELEASE
NASA announced this week that the Planetary Societyâ€™s LightSail-1 solar sail mission is on their short list for upcoming launch opportunities. The missions selected are Cubesats destined for piggyback launches as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.
â€œThis is great news,â€ said Louis Friedman, Program Director for LightSail-1. â€œOur spacecraft will be ready this summer, and we are hoping for the earliest launch possible.â€