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).

See also: SpaceX will launch into orbit three-ton Turkish satellites

The penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket with a weather satellite: video 18.11.2017

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