Space Company Custom Microwave Joins Uwingu as New Corporate Sponsor

Uwingu announced today that Custom Microwave Inc. of Longmont, Colorado has become an Uwingu corporate sponsor. CMI is a leader in the design, fabrication, & test of high performance microwave antenna feeds & waveguide components for space missions.
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Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- UwinguTM, LLC announced today that Custom Microwave, Inc. (CMI;, of Longmont, Colorado has become a corporate sponsor of Uwingu. CMI is a leader in the design, fabrication, and test of high performance microwave antenna feeds and waveguide components for space applications. CMI’s unique ability to combine its design and manufacturing experience helps create space hardware that provides huge benefits in performance, packaging, and rapid turnaround.

“We are ecstatic to have Custom Microwave become a corporate sponsor of Uwingu—this sponsorship shows this leading commercial space company deeply cares about growing the funding base for space research and education.” said Dr. Alan Stern, Uwingu’s CEO.

Uwingu is a space-themed, for profit start up. Uwingu’s mission is to create a new funding stream for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world.

Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”) was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. The company’s portfolio of space heavyweights include space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.

In September, Uwingu successfully concluded a crowd-sourced funding campaign to launch its ongoing series of public engagement projects. Visit Uwingu’s web site at to learn more.

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Stern at, or at 303.324.5269. Follow Uwingu on Twitter at UwinguSky; and friend Uwingu on Facebook.
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