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News Archive / Tagged: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

  • Orbital ATK Pegasus launches CYGNSS hurricane-watching satellites

    Bart LeahyDecember 15th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Most space launches from the Sunshine State can be seen by thousands or even millions of people. However, at 8:37 a.m. EST (13:37 GMT) Dec. 15, Orbital ATK launched a Pegasus XL rocket by air-dropping it from a modified Lockheed-Martin L-1011 Stargazer aircraft about 100 miles off the coast of Florida.

  • Technical problem delays CYGNSS launch – UPDATE

    Bart LeahyDecember 12th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After reaching altitude and avoiding inclement weather, a problem with a hydraulic pump ultimately caused a scrub for today's Pegasus XL launch to carry the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) satellite constellation into orbit.

  • NASA, Orbital ATK preparing to launch GPS-powered CYGNSS satellites

    Bart LeahyDecember 10th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Orbital ATK Pegasus XL air-launched rocket will send the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a set of eight microsatellites, into orbit at 8:19 a.m. EST (13:19 GMT) Dec. 12, 2016, off the coast from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The satellites will use GPS signals both to determine their location and to observe tropical cyclones.