Blastoff for the tiny spaceship that could travel to Alpha Centauri to hunt for alien life: Breakthrough Starshot launches first prototype 'StarChips'
- The tiny craft, dubbed Sprites, are built on a single 1.4-by-1.4 inch ciruit board
- They weigh 4 grams, and contain solar panels, computers, sensors, and radios
- The craft launched aboard OHB System AG’s ‘Max Valier’ and ‘Venta’ satellites
- They're now in low-Earth Orbit, and sending communications to ground stations