Delta II JPSS-1 Rollback

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-11-13


Washington, DC, United States

At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the gantry rolls back at Space Launch Complex 2 in preparation for the liftoff of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, spacecraft. The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket now is poised to boost the satellite to a polar orbit. 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. The satellite is scheduled to liftoff at 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST), on Nov. 14, 2017.


  • Title: Delta II JPSS-1 Rollback
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-11-13
  • Location: Space Launch Complex 2
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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