SEWilco writes: Despite our older headline, NanoSail-D was not "lost in space". It was stuck in its canister. The solar sail nano satellite finally ejected on Wednesday. The three-day countdown to sail deployment began then, so we'll have to see what happens next.
"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we
get to keep all our old mistakes."
-- Dennie van Tassel