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LightSail 2’s solar sail has raised the spacecraft’s orbit by 2 km

LightSail 2’s solar sail is working, and has raised the spacecraft’s orbit by 1.7 km

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light

Years of computer simulations. Countless ground tests. They’ve all led up to now. The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft is successfully raising its orbit solely on the power of sunlight.