LightSail

Image: Josh Spradling/The Planetary Society

December 22, 2016

LightSail has been developed to demonstrate that energy from the Sun can propel small satellites through space. The next LightSail satellite will be improved to enable it to be steered while in orbit around the Earth. It can change direction by altering which way the sail faces, just like a sailing boat. 

Lisa, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum

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dave randall

December 22, 2016 at 15:58

i think governments should pay for space exploration. it should not be commercialised

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