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NASA Funds ASTRA-led Satellite to Map Waves in the Earth’s Ionosphere

An example of the evolution of plasma irregularities given an initial notional
spectrum of seed perturbations [Retterer, 2010].  Such structures can cause problems with radio-signal propagation.

A team led by ASTRA LLC is one of five CubeSat missions selected by NASA for its Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development or H-TIDeS program (formerly known as Low Cost Access to Space or LCAS). The team is composed of ASTRA, COSMIAC, AFRL, University of Texas at Dallas and Boston College. Together, they have four years to build and fly…

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ASTRA Announces New Director of Space Weather Services

Joseph Kunches to lead ASTRA Space Weather Products and Services

Joseph Kunches to lead ASTRA Space Weather Products and Services Boulder, Colorado, June 19, 2014 – Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC (ASTRA), a space weather research and technology development company, announces a new appointment in their Space Weather Services division. Joseph Kunches joins ASTRA as Director of Space Weather Services. Most recently, Mr. Kunches served as the Lead…

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ASTRA Flies GPS Technology on NASA’s DC-8 to Validate Capabilities

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ASTRA conducted an in-flight test of its GPS Space Weather Monitoring technology onboard NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science flying laboratory. Real-time data was collected during the DC-8 flights as part of a broader technology validation related to airline safety.

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“Moving America Forward” – Entrepreneurial Award from William Shatner

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Four leading commercial space weather companies have received the prestigious “Moving America Forward” 2012 award in Los Angeles. Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA) was honored on William Shatner’s “Moving America Forward” special television series. Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney (Ret.), America’s most decorated Admiral, presented the awards.

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ASTRA DICE CubeSat Update: Successfully Captures First Ever SED Observations by a CubeSat

Artist's rendition of the DICE spacecraft in orbit (image credit: DICE consortium)

Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA) LLC, Boulder, CO, recently updated the status of its Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment (DICE) mission funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The DICE mission consists of twin satellites, named “Yahtzee” and “Farkle”, that are 10×10×15 cm, and weigh 2 kg each.

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ASTRA Founding Member of the American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA)

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ASTRA was one of the four commercial space weather service providers that founded the American Commercial Space Weather Association (ACSWA), to represent private-sector commercial interests.

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