Roamy here. This is a personal thing for me, but XBradTC tells me if he can celebrate Caturday, I oughta be able to put up some cool space stuff.
From the press release on Facebook
NASA’s Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, is set to launch today at 7:24 p.m. Central time. FASTSAT will launch from the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Watch live on the web at http://www.nasa.gov/fastsat. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. Central time.
Part of FASTSAT is Nanosail-D.
The first Nanosail-D was lost in the Falcon 1 launch failure in 2008. This is the backup sail. I’ve done a fair amount of work on solar sail materials, including the sail material for this one. Go, baby, go!