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Argos DCS System Use Agreement of the Month
– July 2016

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Micro Return Capsule (MIRCA)


A Telonics TAV-2617 Argos transmitter will be on board a NASA flight test vehicle prototype for planetary exploration, MIRCA.

MIRCA is planned to be dropped off a NASA stratospheric balloon, launched from Ft. Sumner, NM no earlier than August 1st, 2016.

The Argos data collection and location system has been solely identified to aid in the search and recovery of MIRCA once it has landed.

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