Hurricane-penetrating microsatellites built in S.A. used by NASA

Posted by Martha Jasso on

It’s called the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS for short, and this constellation of microsatellites is able to pierce thick clouds and rain to assess wind speed and better understand hurricanes. 

Designed and built right here in San Antonio, at Southwest Research Institute, these tiny satellites are the size of a suitcase, but pack a powerful punch. 

NASA has extended this important program for two more years, as they have a stellar performance record.

Learn more on this episode of SciTech Now airing Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. on KLRN.

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