October 20, 2021

CatSat is Coming Together!

October 20th, 2021|News, Videos|

This morning FreeFall Aerospace staff visited the University of Arizona to see the progress on CatSat, one of eight research satellites to be launched aboard a NASA mission in June 2022. The satellites selected under NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative will perform technology demonstrations, conduct scientific investigations, and provide educational benefits. CatSat is a partnership of the University of Arizona, FreeFall Aerospace, and Rincon Research. CatSat is a 6U CubeSat developed by UA students from various departments, including Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Astronomy, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. It allows [...]

October 1, 2021

FreeFall Aerospace Startup of the Year Finalist

October 1st, 2021|Awards, News|

24th annual Copper Cactus Awards Local Arizona community members submitted 255 applications for the Copper Cactus Awards categories, which has been whittled down to 33 finalists. “This year’s finalists represent such diversity in industry,” Chamber President and CEO Amber Smith said. “It’s an honor for all of us at the Tucson Metro Chamber to recognize our region’s small businesses every year at the Wells Fargo-presented Copper Cactus Awards.” The finalists listed below were chosen by 14 judges who scored businesses under different categories. STARTUP OF THE YEAR (sponsored by [...]

September 22, 2021

FreeFall Aerospace Inflation Control System Validated for Spaceflight

September 22nd, 2021|News, Press Release|

FreeFall Aerospace Inflation Control System Validated for Spaceflight Ready for lift-off, the novel inflatable antenna system developed by FreeFall Aerospace is validated and ready for space! In partnership with the University of Arizona (UA) and Northrop Grumman, on July 1, 2021, FreeFall successfully conducted thermal vacuum tests of the inflation control system. This test validates the performance in simulated space, including the possible impact of orbital debris and micro-meteoroids. The inflation control system is part of the new inflatable Cubesat antenna that will provide Big [...]

September 16, 2021

FreeFall Aerospace Uses Ansys HFSS to Design Innovative Antenna System

September 16th, 2021|Media Coverage, News, Videos|

FreeFall Aerospace Uses Ansys HFSS to Design Innovative Antenna System Watch this video to learn how Ansys HFSS enabled Freefall Aerospace to expedite the development process and create a more valuable product. FreeFall Aerospace is committed to developing better ways to move the data that connect people, places, and things. Ansys HFSS helps make that possible. FreeFall’s team had to overcome a number of challenges including limitations in high-fidelity simulation software, difficulty in the meshing of structures, and the ability to model an antenna with [...]

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