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CYGNSS Micro Satellites Usher in New Era in Ocean Wind Measurements (1 Viewer)

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A new era in measuring hurricane winds began on December 15, 2016, when a Pegasus XL rocket launched by Stargazer—Orbital ATK’s L-1011 carrier aircraft—put into orbit a constellation of eight micro-satellites, the core of a NASA mission called CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System). Each CYGNSS micro-satellite uses less power than a 50-watt light bulb, weighs about 64 pounds, and is the size of a full-grown swan when the solar panels are extended....<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3549">Read More</a>
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