OREANDA-NEWS.On Wednesday, the confirmation appeared that two-way communication was set up with it and different tests were conducted. Yesterday the spaceship transmitted its first signal back to Earth. Over the next few days, LightSail 2 will deploy its solar sails that will set it in motion. 

Unlike traditional spaceships that use rocket engines, solar photons are installed in the design of LightSail 2. If it's successful, this will be the first space sailing ship, which went into Earth orbit. 

The spacecraft cameras and the impulse wheel will be checked soon. After testing, the ship will deploy a solar sail of 32 square meters.