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A new wind constellation: the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)

This is a new concept for scatterometry, using the reflection of GPS signals from the ocean surface to study severe storms and cyclones. CYGNSS is a constellation of eight micro-satellites that will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds in order … Continue reading

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ISS-RapidScat on track for September launch to International Space Station

(Visualization of the ISS-RapidScat instrument on the ISS; inset shows the instrument.  Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center) NASA’s ISS-RapidScat, a new Earth-observing instrument that will measure ocean winds while mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), is go for launch — … Continue reading

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