Spire Wins DARPA Design Contract For VLEO Sat To Measure Ionosphere


DARPA wants to better understand how radio waves behave in the upper atmosphere.

 

Credit: DARPA
Spire Global has won a contract from DARPA to design a satellite that would carry sensors to very low Earth orbit to study the ionosphere. The effort is part of the research agency’s Ouija program, which aims to improve high-frequency radio transmissions across the upper atmosphere. Spire is under...

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