08 July 2019: Lightsail 2 Mission Manager's Log

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Last night, we successfully updated torque rod control and confirmed the update in ADCS Mode 1 (Z-alignment). We also downlinked additional images from the sunlit portion of the orbit, and verified that the PIB interface with the deployment motor is operational (done via changing the motor count to 10, then back to 0).

Today, we will address the magnetometer disagreement, and evaluate the updated attitude determination in Mode 1. The next step is to test Mode 2, the attitude control mode that will be used for solar sailing.