1. LightSail 2 becomes first spacecraft to change orbit using sunlight  Astronomy Magazine
  2. Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed 'mission success' in Earth orbit  Reuters Africa
  3. Solar Sail Success! LightSail 2 Is Officially Soaring on Sunlight  Space.com
  4. Mission Success Declared as Solar Sail Propels Itself From Earth Using Only Sunbeams  ScienceAlert
  5. Solar-sailing satellite proves it can use light to propel through space  The Verge
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A week into its mission, a tiny spacecraft has achieved the goal of flying by sunlight. A week into its mission, a tiny spacecraft has achieved the goal of flying by sunlight. 

In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light | The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society’s experimental LightSail 2 spacecraft — designed to fly on light coming from the Sun — has lived up to its namesake. The nonprofit today announced that the satellite has successfully raised its orbit around Earth thanks to sunlight pushing on the vehicle’s large, reflective solar sail. It marks the first time a spacecraft in Earth’s orbit has used solar sailing to change its path around our planet.Come solar sail away with me

Solar-sailing satellite proves it can use light to propel through space - The Verge

The LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully changed orbits using only the power of sunlight, This opens the door to a new cost-effective way to propel small craft. The LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully changed orbits using only the power of sunlight, This opens the door to a new cost-effective way to propel small craft.

LightSail 2 becomes first spacecraft to change orbit using sunlight | Astronomy.com

“We are officially declaring MISSION SUCCESS for our crowdfunded @exploreplanets #LightSail2 spacecraft! We did it people(s)! https://t.co/vshsMTxHwL”

Bill Nye on Twitter: "We are officially declaring MISSION SUCCESS for our crowdfunded @exploreplanets #LightSail2 spacecraft! We did it people(s)!… https://t.co/JahKwjrHVa"

“#PlanetarySociety hails "mission success" after #LightSail2 solar sail raises its orbit - but it's not done yet: https://t.co/ZGpO4w90uw H/T @exploreplanets @jasonrdavis @BillNye”

Alan Boyle on Twitter: "#PlanetarySociety hails "mission success" after #LightSail2 solar sail raises its orbit - but it's not done yet: https://t.co/ZGpO4w90uw H/T @exploreplanets @jasonrdavis @BillNye… https://t.co/0N9OGYBH43"

“LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail https://t.co/MQzrJzMJqd via @exploreplanets”

ryugo hayano on Twitter: "LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail https://t.co/MQzrJzMJqd via @exploreplanets"

“A beautiful day for sailing. Awesome picture of LightSail2 deployment from @exploreplanets. Harnessing the power of 🌞!”

Emily Calandrelli on Twitter: "A beautiful day for sailing. Awesome picture of LightSail2 deployment from @exploreplanets. Harnessing the power of 🌞!… https://t.co/Eef0QJRoCL"

LightSail 2 has successfully raised its orbit using the craft's solar sail. Bill Nye thinks it's "romantic."

Solar Sail Success! LightSail 2 Is Officially Soaring on Sunlight | Space

Space exploration nonprofit The Planetary Society is celebrating a stack of wins today, after announcing that its LightSail 2 spacecraft, which was funded in part through a crowdfunding campaign, has managed to successfully fly on the power of sunlight alone. It raised its orbit after initially being put into position by a Falcon Heavy launch […]Space exploration nonprofit The Planetary Society is celebrating a stack of wins today, after announcing that its LightSail 2 spacecraft, which was funded in part through a crowdfunding campaign, has managed to successfully fly on the power of sunlight alone. It raised its orbit after initially being put into position by a Falcon Heavy launch […]

Crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft succeeds in flying on sunlight alone – TechCrunch

Back in 1976, the late Carl Sagan sat down on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to talk about a new form of space propulsion called solar sailing. Four decades later, and The Planetary Society has officially demonstrated this "tremendously excitiBack in 1976, the late Carl Sagan sat down on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to talk about a new form of space propulsion called solar sailing. Four decades later, and The Planetary Society has officially demonstrated this "tremendously exciting

Mission Success Declared as Solar Sail Propels Itself From Earth Using Only Sunbeams

The Planetary Society announced July 31 that a smallsat it launched a month ago has demonstrated the ability to change its orbit with a solar sail.The Planetary Society announced July 31 that a smallsat it launched a month ago has demonstrated the ability to change its orbit with a solar sail.

Planetary Society declares solar sailing mission a success - SpaceNews.com

A "romantic" mission orbiting the Earth is moving as hoped.A "romantic" mission orbiting the Earth is moving as hoped.

LightSail 2, Solar Sailing CubeSat That Could, Declared a Success

LightSail 2 is faring much better than its ill-fated predecessor. The Planetary Society has verified that LightSail 2 successfully raised its orbit using solar...LightSail 2 is faring much better than its ill-fated predecessor. The Planetary Society has verified that LightSail 2 successfully raised its orbit using solar...

LightSail 2 successfully demonstrates solar sailing

"For me, it's very romantic to be sailing on sunbeams," says Bill Nye."For me, it's very romantic to be sailing on sunbeams," says Bill Nye.

LightSail 2 mission declares success as it sets sail on sunlight - CNET

The feat has made LightSail 2 the first craft to use solar sailing for propulsion around Earth, as well as the first small spacecraft to demonstrate solar sailing. It is also the second-ever sail to fly.The feat has made LightSail 2 the first craft to use solar sailing for propulsion around Earth, as well as the first small spacecraft to demonstrate solar sailing. It is also the second-ever sail to fly.

Crowdfunded spacecraft backed by Bill Nye has become first solar sail to travel fueled only SUNLIGHT | Daily Mail Online

The Planetary Society announced today that after unfurling its solar sail last week, the tiny spacecraft has successfully leveraged photons from the Sun to shift its trajectory in Earth orbit, a landmark moment in the history of space exploration. ​​The Planetary Society announced today that after unfurling its solar sail last week, the tiny spacecraft has successfully leveraged photons from the Sun to shift its trajectory in Earth orbit, a landmark moment in the history of space exploration. ​​

Lightsail 2 makes history by using sunlight to propel itself onto a new orbital path

The solar sail LightSail 2 will continue to orbit for about a year before falling back into Earth's atmosphere.The solar sail LightSail 2 will continue to orbit for about a year before falling back into Earth's atmosphere.

Flight by light success: Planetary Society's LightSail 2 powers flight with Sun's photons- Technology News, Firstpost

The LightSail 2 Spacecraft is a project run by non-profit group the Planetary Society. The LightSail 2 Spacecraft is a project run by non-profit group the Planetary Society.

Sailing spacecraft uses solar radiation wind to change orbit | Science & Tech News | Sky News

The spacecraft – which is completely crowdfunded – has been designed to fly on the light coming from the Sun. With this accomplishment, LightSail 2 is now the "highest-performing solar sail to date."The spacecraft – which is completely crowdfunded – has been designed to fly on the light coming from the Sun. With this accomplishment, LightSail 2 is now the "highest-performing solar sail to date."

In Major Success, LightSail 2 Uses the Winds of Sunlight to Fly Through Space