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WIRED: New Space Telescopes Could Look Like Giant Beach Balls

NEW SPACE TELESCOPES COULD LOOK LIKE GIANT BEACH BALLS WIRED | DANIEL OBERHAUS 06.11.19, 07:00 AM IF WE EVER have giant inflatable telescopes in space, you can thank Chris Walker’s mom. Years ago, Walker was making chocolate pudding when he had to interrupt his culinary undertaking to field a phone call from [...]

Interview with Doug Stetson, President of FreeFall

An Interview with Doug Stetson, President of FreeFall Aerospace: Where did you grow up? "My Dad was in the Air Force so we moved around a bit, but mostly I grew up in Southern California. We spent a few years at Edwards Air Force Base when I was little so I got to [...]

By | 2018-12-13T22:06:04+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

UA-focused venture fund invests in advanced antenna maker

Dec 3, 2018 By David Wichner Arizona Daily Star  A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona technology has invested in Freefall Aerospace, a UA spinoff that has developed a new, steerable antenna for satellite and ground-based communications. Freefall was founded by UA astronomy professor Chris Walker and NASA veteran Doug Stetson to advance antenna [...]

By | 2018-12-11T22:26:45+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage, News|0 Comments

FreeFall Tests Spherical Antennas at 159,000 feet on NASA’s Largest Balloon

FreeFall Tests Spherical Antennas at 159,000 feet on NASA’s Largest Balloon Innovative antennas provide high-bandwidth communications for small satellites FreeFall Aerospace, a Tucson-based startup founded by Chris Walker and Doug Stetson, recently demonstrated its wide field of view, electronically steerable, high-gain antennas for small satellites.  The test, from NASA’s 60 million cubic foot stratospheric balloon [...]

By | 2018-10-10T19:06:26+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

FreeFall Antenna Technology flew on NASA 60 Million Cubic Foot Balloon!

In partnership with the University of Arizona, the first flight test of FreeFall's advanced steerable antenna system is underway in New Mexico. The flight lifted off this morning on the new NASA 60 million cubic foot balloon. It can reach an altitude of 150,000-160,000 feet in the air as we study the antenna capabilities. This is a [...]

By | 2018-12-11T22:35:51+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

FreeFall joined the Arizona Technology Council

FreeFall is proud to be a member of the Arizona Technology Council. The council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Established in 2002 after the Arizona High Tech Industry Cluster merged with the Arizona Software & Industry Association it has since grown into an 800+ member professional networking organization that offers a variety [...]

By | 2018-06-14T22:22:44+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments