LightSail 2 engineers at work. TBT: Lou Friedman & Bill Nye inspect LightSail '09 LightSail final close-out documentation photograph Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye listens in.

The Planetary Society

Org #26972
Vetted since 2014 Site Visit Verified
1980
year founded
$6,709
raised on GlobalGiving
3
years fundraising
1
projects funded

Mission

Empowering the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Project Leaders
Richard Chute
Richard Chute
Jennifer Vaughn
Jennifer Vaughn
Bruce Betts
Bruce Betts
Melanie Lam
Melanie Lam
Robin Young
Robin Young
Team
Bill Nye, Jennifer Vaughn, Ben Bank, Bruce Betts, Casey Dreier, Danielle Gunn, Richard Chute
Organization Information
http://www.planetary.org
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 3790609303
Organization Information
http://www.planetary.org
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 3790609303

Project Reports

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Jul 11, 2018
LightSail 2 launch date!
The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft will spend three and a half more months waiting to solar sail, due to a launch date slip for SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy flight. The launch,...
Apr 16, 2018
Double integration, double the fun!
LightSail 2 is integrated in Prox-1! Last week, engineers installed The Planetary Society's solar sailing CubeSat in a spring-loaded deployer, and that deployer was bolted to the Prox-1 spacecraft. It...
Jan 16, 2018
Awaiting the Falcon Heavy test launch!
Hello LightSail backers,There has been great excitement at Planetary Society HQ as word goes around that SpaceX's Falcon Heavy may have its test launch at the end of this month! Things are moving...
 
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