This image of LightSail’s aft compartment was captured by one of the spacecraft’s two onboard cameras. The cameras, which are mounted to two of the four deployable solar panels, face inward until sail deployment, when they hinge outward. The wheel in the center top of the image is part of the sail deployment motor.
Credit: The Planetary Society
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