April 11, 2017
NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of wind speeds inside hurricanes, successfully completed the development and on-orbit commissioning phases of its mission and moved into the science operations phase.
August 25, 2015
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic Ocean, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission is underway. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites, will improve hurricane forecasting by measuring ocean surface winds in and near the eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes throughout their lifecycle.