• August 06, 2019
The high point of the spacecraft's orbit around the Earth on Monday was 729 kilometers, an increase of 3.2 kilometers since sail deployment.
• August 05, 2019
Don’t worry, this was a planned end for a tiny satellite that has been a huge success.
• July 31, 2019
In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.
• July 24, 2019
Images from The Planetary Society's spacecraft confirm the solar sails deployed on 23 July 2019 at 11:47 PDT (18:47 UTC).
• July 22, 2019
Liftoff atop the country’s GSLV Mk III rocket occurred on 22 July at 14:43 IST (09:13 UTC).
• July 19, 2019
Visit planetary.org/live for video and audio from mission control, located at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.
• July 19, 2019
The target ground station pass for deployment starts 23 July 2019 at roughly 11:22 PDT (18:22 UTC).
• July 17, 2019
Spare bandwidth during ground station passes has allowed flight controllers to downlink 2 new high-resolution images.
• July 15, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science.
• July 11, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has touched down on Ryugu for a second time, bagging samples which hopefully contain material from the subsurface of the asteroid.
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