The complete TEMPEST-D spacecraft shown with the solar panels deployed.

The complete TEMPEST-D spacecraft shown with the solar panels deployed.

RainCube, CubeRRT and TEMPEST-D are currently integrated aboard Orbital ATKs Cygnus spacecraft and are awaiting launch on an Antares rocket. After the CubeSats have arrived at the station, they will be deployed into low-Earth orbit and will begin their missions to test these new technologies useful for predicting weather, ensuring data quality, and helping researchers better understand storms.

For more information about CubeSat see www.jpl.nasa.gov/cubesat/.

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