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

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

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


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 from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with an 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 7920-10

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