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Rendering of the CYGNSS satellite in orbit. Photo: NASA/JPL
Are We There Yet

Have You Ever Seen (Through) The Rain?


A fleet of 8 toaster-oven sized satellites are heading to orbit with the task of seeing through rain. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will measure wind speeds in the tropics to better understand cyclones and hurricanes. And it does this in a pretty interesting way: using left-over GPS signals beamed down to earth.
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Student Allyson Whitaker works on a 3D-printed mock-up of the teams CubeSat experiment.
Space

CubeSats Give Students Jump On Orbital Experiments


When it comes to experiments in space, scientists are thinking inside the box. CubeSats are self-contained laboratories about the size of a coffee thermos that hitch rides on rockets into low earth orbit. Despite their small size, CubeSats are providing valuable lessons to students and have the potential to open up space to more commercial ventures.
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ULA will dedicate slots on Atlas V rockets to launch CubeSats to space. Photo: ULA
Space

More CubeSats Heading To Space, Says United Launch Alliance


United Launch Alliance is making it easier – and cheaper – for universities to send miniature experiments to space. These micro-experiments, called CubeSats, are about the size of a box of tissue. And until now, they’ve had to find a bigger satellite to share a ride to space.
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