Night Crew Labs was selected by NASA to further develop its balloon-borne GNSS-RO technology through the NASA Flight Opportunities program, within the Space Technology and Mission Directorate. NCL’s technology was selected under the topic “Fostering the Commercialization of Low Earth Orbit and Utilization of Suborbital Space”.
Through this grant award, NCL will fly their GNSS-RO payload on a World View Enterprises long-duration balloon mission, scheduled for 2020. Data collected from this flight will provide insights in the payload’s atmospheric sensing performance, advance its technology readiness level, and further ready the instrument for operational weather forecasting use in the future.
More information can be found in the NASA press release.