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New CYGNSS feature on NASA website

Posted: September 11, 2014

New CYGNSS feature on NASA website

The CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System) mission is the topic of a new web feature on the NASA website titled, “Eight Little Satellites to Take a New Look Into Hurricanes.”

The article states that the first prototype satellite for the mission is being built and tested this summer and fall at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

"After a successful preliminary design review and mission confirmation earlier this year, we are currently building, testing and characterizing a complete engineering model of the CYGNSS observatory,” Chris Ruf, CYGNSS principal investigator at the University of Michigan, told NASA. "The lessons learned from this phase will be applied to the manufacture of eight identical flight observatories next year following our critical design review.”

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