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In pre-dawn hours at Vandenberg Air Force Base has been moved away from the umbilical tower and launcher right.

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In pre-dawn hours at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, preparing for the arrival of the Delta II first stage for the OSTM/Jason-2 spacecraft, the mobile service tower (left) on Space Launch Complex 2 has been moved away from the umbilical tower and launcher (right). The OSTM, or Ocean Topography Mission, on the Jason-2 satellite is a follow-on to Jason-1. It will take oceanographic studies of sea surface height into an operational mode for continued climate forecasting research and science and industrial applications. This satellite altimetry data will help determine ocean circulation, climate change and sea-level rise. OSTM is a joint effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, France’s Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales and the European Meteorological Satellite Organisation. OSTM/Jason-2 will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II 7320 from Vandenberg on June 15. Photo credit: NASA/Dan Liberotti

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  • Title: In pre-dawn hours at Vandenberg Air Force Base has been moved away from the umbilical tower and launcher right.
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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