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JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

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Mission

JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

Type: Earth Science

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft gather global measurements of atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic conditions, including sea and land surface temperatures, vegetation, clouds, rainfall, snow and ice cover, fire locations and smoke plumes, atmospheric temperature, water vapor and ozone.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

692 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Atlas V 401

Length: 58.3 meters
Diameter: 3.8 meters
First Launch: August 21, 2002

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

The Atlas V 401 rocket has been launched a total of 40 times with 40 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

United Launch Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ULA
Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
Founded: 2006
Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
Country: USA

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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