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JPSS-1 Launch Postponed

At Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 2, a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket stands ready to boost the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, spacecraft to orbit. 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.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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