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Raytheon Subsidiary Wins NASA Microsatellite Contract

The company will design and manufacture microsatellites that will provide insight into thunderstorms' impacts on weather and climate models.

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Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, will design and manufacture three microsatellites to support NASA's Investigation of Convective Updrafts (INCUS) mission.

Led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, INCUS aims to better understand the complex dynamics of thunderstorms and their impact on Earth's climate and weather models.

Blue Canyon's microsats will fly in tandem coordination, each displaying a dynamic atmospheric radar and dynamic microwave radiometer measuring the atmospheric conditions of Earth.

Blue Canyon's work will be performed at its Crescent Constellation Factory located in Lafayette, Colorado.

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