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NanoSail-D Deployment: Doors Open
06.18.08
 
Shortly after launch of the SpaceX Falcon-1, NanoSail will be ejected from the launch vehicle.

NanoSail-D deployment: Shortly after launch of the SpaceX Falcon-1, NanoSail will be ejected from the launch vehicle. Three days into flight, the spacecraft will open four hinged doors, allowing the square sail to deploy.

Credit: NASA/MSFC/D. Higginbotham

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