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NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« on: 09/11/2014 09:51 PM »
CYGNSS Overview

NASA Langley Research Center

Published on Sep 11, 2014
Dr. Chris Ruf, Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite Systems (CYGNSS) Principal Investigator talks about the mission.

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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #1 on: 05/26/2015 11:34 PM »
CYGNSS

Published on May 26, 2015
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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #2 on: 08/20/2015 01:26 AM »
NASA Begins to Build Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-begins-to-build-satellite-mission-to-improve-hurricane-forecasting

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NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites, will improve hurricane forecasting by making measurements of ocean surface winds in and near the eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes throughout their life cycle.
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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #3 on: 10/19/2015 11:27 PM »
"Orbital ATKs Pegasus CYGNSS launch [...] is currently scheduled for no earlier than (NET) October 17, 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS)."

Info from:

https://prod.nais.nasa.gov/eps/eps_data/167933-OTHER-001-002.pdf

(Some details about telemetry tracking and some trajectory info following third stage burn-out and during first four satellite deployments)

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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #4 on: 12/18/2015 04:21 AM »
Is there a certain time of day NASA is aiming for?
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #5 on: 08/02/2016 08:00 PM »
August 02, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-091

NASA Invites Media to Learn About New Hurricane Mission

 
NASA is inviting journalists to learn about a mission that will help improve hurricane track, intensity and storm surge forecasts during a media event from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio.

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) hurricane mission, scheduled to launch Nov. 21 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, is a constellation of eight microsatellites that will gather never-before-seen details on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes.

During the event, media will get to tour two SwRI facilities, view the microsatellites stacked on the deployment module in a testing facility, and learn about the mission from the science, engineering, launch and operation teams. Photo and interview opportunities will be available, including interviews with a Spanish-speaking team member.

The event also will highlight other NASA programs on which SwRI works, including the Juno mission to Jupiter, New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, and Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, which orbits through near-Earth space observing a little-understood process called magnetic reconnection.

To register for the event, media should contact Maria Stothoff at 210-522-3305 or [email protected] by Aug. 10. Access to SwRI facilities is restricted to U.S. citizens.

SwRI leads the development and integration of the CYGNSS microsatellites. The Space Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan College of Engineering in Ann Arbor leads the overall mission execution, and its Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering department leads the science investigation. The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate oversees the mission.

For more information about NASA’s CYGNSS mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/cygnss

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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #6 on: 08/12/2016 07:29 AM »
Shaken Up: CYGNSS Undergoes Vibration Testing

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/shaken-up-cygnss-undergoes-vibration-testing

Engineers prepare NASA’s eight Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) microsatellites, mounted on the deployment module, for vibration testing at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. CYGNSS will probe the inner core of hurricanes to better understand their rapid intensification.

Vibration testing will simulate the conditions that systems will undergo while attached to the Orbital-ATK “Stargazer” L-1011 carrier aircraft and subsequent launch on a Pegasus rocket. Vibration testing will wrap up in the next two weeks and be followed by preparations to ship the microsatellites and deployment module to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for integration with the launch vehicle.

The mission is scheduled to launch Nov. 21 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #7 on: 08/13/2016 08:10 PM »
1200UTC - SwRI at Smallsat2016 on august 10th:  https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/763148026034532352

1300UTC - 1430 UTC (8am-9:30am ET) - SwRI during a press event at SwRI on august 11th: https://twitter.com/SpaceflightIns/status/763780931664478208

8am EDT Now updated to 7am EST - University of Michigan's CYGNSS webpage http://clasp-research.engin.umich.edu/missions/cygnss/ But DST ends nov 3 in US with launch being nov 21 so not sure if they mean UTC-4 or UTC-5
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Re: NASA - CYGNSS - updates
« Reply #8 on: 11/30/2016 08:12 PM »
For updates and launch see:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34361.0


This topic will open up again after launch.

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