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Space X launches LightSail 2 into orbit

Falcon Heavy rocket carried 24 spacecraft

Today SpaceX has launched the Space Test Program 2 (STP-2) mission. From the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched for its third expedition: on board the LightSail 2 solar sail, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of space propulsion based on sunlight (see AVIONEWS), and 23 experimental satellites. "After this spectacular night launch, the flight...

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