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NASA is on way to launch its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. CYGNSS spacecraft will ride into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK air-launched Pegasus XL rocket. The Pegasus XL and its CYGNSS payload from an altitude of approximately 39,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles east southeast of Daytona Beach.

NASA is launching CYGNSS mission

NASA is Launching CYGNSS Mission

NASA is launching CYGNSS mission

About Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)

  • CYGNSS is a space-based system.
  • The aim is improving hurricane forecasting by better understanding the interactions between the sea and the air near the core of a storm.
  • In June 2012 NASA sponsored the project for $152 million with the University of Michigan leading its development.
  • Other participants in CYGNSS development include as follows

    • The Southwest Research Institute
    • Sierra Nevada Corporation
    • Surrey Satellite Technology
Participants in CYGNSS Development

Participants in CYGNSS Development

Participants in CYGNSS Development

Spacecraft Properties

  • Manufacturer: University of Michigan and Southwest Research Institute
  • Launch mass : 27.5 kg (61 lb) each
  • Dimensions: Deployed: 51 × 159 cm (20 × 63 in)
  • Power : 34.7 watts

Concept of Operations

  • The CYGNSS Observatories were designed to ensure safety without ground intervention.
  • Providing on-board systems, which minimize the need to develop time-tagged command sequences.
  • Observatory routine operations, also supports a simplified operational cadence for maintaining the constellation.
Signal propagation& scattering geometries for ocean surface

Signal Propagation& Scattering Geometries for Ocean Surface

Signal propagation& scattering geometries for ocean surface

- Published/Last Modified on: December 15, 2016

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