Satellites From San Antonio-based Institute Drawing Interest After A Year In Space

The main mission of CYGNESS is to find and understand hurricanes.

By Paul FlahiveJune 14, 2018 9:30 am

From Texas Public Radio:

Hurricane season is here, and for the second season NASA scientists will measure hurricanes using satellites built by San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute.

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System was riding a Pegasus rocket into space.

“Observatories D and E have been successfully deployed,” said a NASA controller to a room erupting in applause.

Two by two, the carry-on luggage sized satellites, jettisoned from the rocket streaking across Earth’s exosphere.

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