KLRN SciTech Now

March 28, 2019 | Hurricane-penetrating satellites

Season 4 Episode 12 | 26m 46s

It’s called the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS for short, and this constellation of microsatellites is able to pierce thick clouds and rain to assess wind speed and better understand hurricanes. Designed and built right here in San Antonio, at Southwest Research Institute, these tiny satellites are the size of a suitcase, but pack a powerful punch.

Aired: 03/28/19

Rating: NR

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