Delta II 7920-10 | JPSS 1 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 1)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta II 7920-10 Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta II 7920-10 rocket as part of the JPSS 1 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 1) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sat, Nov 18th, 2017, 4:47 AM EST from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with a 100% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta II 7920-10 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

JPSS 1 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 1)

From a 512-mile orbit, tilted 98.7 degrees to the equator and traveling pole-to-pole, the craft will provide imagery, atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, and land and ocean surface temperature observations, all of which are key ingredients for weather forecasting. In addition, the satellite will measure ozone levels and reflected solar radiation from the planet.JPSS 1 will survey the entire globe twice per day with five sensor packages.The satellite will replace the existing Suomi NPP spacecraft that launched in 2011 for a five-year mission as a gapfiller between NOAA’s legacy weather satellite constellation and the new JPSS generation.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Delta II

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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