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Chris Walker of FreeFall talks at Creative Mornings Tucson

Dr Chris Walker of FreeFall shares his exciting space research at Creative Mornings Tucson Chris Walker is the co-founder and Chief Scientist and VP for R&D for FreeFall Aerospace. He is responsible for creating their revolutionary intelligent antennas for space and ground. Walker earned the “2018 Inventor of the Year” in Physical Sciences in the Department [...]

By | 2019-05-21T20:11:09+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Space tech startup Freefall touts successful test with NASA

November 14 2018, Nick Esquer of Arizona Chamber News As a nation, we’ve been through spells of obsession with the idea of heading into space and exploring the final frontier. And with movies like First Man and genius/Bond villains like Elon Musk planning to shoot themselves into space for whatever reason, space is cool again. But one [...]

Tucson Tech: NASA balloon test big step for UA antenna spinoff

Oct 11, 2018, David Wichner Arizona Daily Star One of Tucson’s latest New Space industry startups took a big step forward recently when a prototype of its spherical antenna hitched a ride on NASA’s newest and biggest research balloon. Freefall Aerospace, a University of Arizona technology spinoff founded by UA astronomy professor Chris Walker and NASA [...]

By | 2019-03-26T19:56:45+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage|Tags: , , , , , , , |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