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    NASA's Nanosail-D 'Sails' Home -- Mission Complete

    NanoSail D Over Leiden, the Netherlands NanoSail-D Over Leiden, the Netherlands (Credit/copyright: Marco Langbroek) After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D -- a nanosatellite that deployed NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit -- has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission. Launched to space Nov. 19, 2010 as a payload on NASA's FASTSAT, a small satellite, NanoSail-D's sail deployed on Jan. 20. The research team continues to analyze the orbital data to determine how future satellites can use this new technology.

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    Janet Anderson
    Marshall Space Flight Center
    Phone: 256-544-0034