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NASA Radiometry Instrument at MIT to Launch Into Orbit

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 11, 2017 — The NASA-funded CubeSat MiRaTA — the Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration — will be launched into Earth's orbit from the rocket carrying the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s JPSS-1U.S. weather satellite into space. The Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration (MiRaTA) satellite, a 3U CubeSat, is shown with solar panels fully deployed, flanking the body of the spacecraft, which has a circular aperture at the top for the microwave radiometer antenna, used for atmospheric science measurements. There are also two small, thin tape-measure...Read full article

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