Today, November 18, from launch complex 2W at a U.S. air force base Vandenberg in California launch vehicle Delta II modification 7920-10C weather and mapping satellites of the new generation Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1), which will be released into a polar orbit.
Launch postponed several times due to weather conditions.
The customer start – American Nezapravlenny oceanic and atmospheric administration.
In the ten years from 2021 to 2031-th service of the United States intend to bring into space three satellites of this series (in 2021-m, 2025 and 2031).
For NASA it is the 53rd running of the rocket (and the penultimate launch of the Delta II at all).
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