An illustration of the LightSail 2 spacecraft disintegrating in Earth

The LightSail 2 spacecraft completes its solar navigation mission in a burst of glory

The LightSail 2 spacecraft will no longer roll in the sun. The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded solar sailboat is back earth’s atmosphere Thursday morning (November 17) after nearly 3.5 years in orbit – more than three times longer than its expected lifespan. The Dinghy Sailing 2 The team has received no communication from the spacecraft since …

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