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NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)
NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) won the “Mission of the Year” award at AIAA 2017 Small Satellite Conference. CYGNSS, a constellation of eight microsatellite spacecraft built and operated by SwRI, measures wind speeds to better understand how tropical storms intensify. Over 1,200 small satellite enthusiasts voted for this year’s 10 small satellite nominees, which were selected by the experts on conference’s technical committee.