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Delta II JPSS-1 Liftoff

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-11-18

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A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, spacecraft. Built by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, JPSS is the first in a series four next-generation environmental satellites in a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-1 will gather measurements of atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic conditions, including sea and land surface temperatures, vegetation, clouds, rainfall, snow and ice cover, fire locations, atmospheric temperature, water vapor and ozone. Liftoff was at 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST), Nov. 18, 2017.

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  • Title: Delta II JPSS-1 Liftoff
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-11-18
  • Location: SLC-2, VAFB
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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