While Bill Nye has recently gotten quite upset at us for some things (strong language for Bill Nye warning), in the video below he expresses heartfelt thanks to all members of the Planetary Society and for contributors to the Kickstarter program(s) associated with the Lightsail project.
In the video he announces "Mission Success!" for using solar photons to increase the orbital energy of the cubesat.
- What is the total delta-v they expect to produce with the sail by the planned end of mission?
- Why stop using the sail so quickly and then end the mission burning up in the atmosphere rather than seeing just how high it can sail over the following years? Source
- Orbit raising: 23 July through 23 August, 2019 (estimated)
- Deorbit: August 2020 (estimated)