CYGNSS Wednesday Launch Attempt Delayed

CYGNSS microsatellite observatories in orbit. Image Credit: Southwest Research Institute

December 14, 2016 – The CYGNSS launch planned for today was delayed due to an issue with flight parameter data used by spacecraft software. The issue was discovered during routine testing Tuesday.

The new flight parameter data have undergone verification testing on the engineering model, and will be uploaded to the spacecraft on Wednesday. The uploading of new flight data is a very routine procedure, and is expected to correct the issue.

The next launch attempt will be determined pending the results of ongoing tests.

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio built the CYGNSS micro satellites. SwRI will host the mission operations center at its Boulder, Colorado location.