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2009-03-23 11:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, the final Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) launched on Feb. 6, 2009, has completed a comprehensive 45-day on-orbit verification period. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. The new satellite, designated NOAA-19 when it reached orbit, is the final spacecraft in the TIROS series. All have been designed and built for the National Aeronautics and...

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2009-02-08 11:40:00

The Delta II carrying NOAA-N Prime lifted off Feb. 6, 2009 at 2:22 a.m. Pacific time, 5:22 a.m. Eastern time from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The countdown proceeded smoothly throughout the night and early morning. Neither the spacecraft nor the United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle experienced any technical issues, and the weather conditions remained favorable. The countdown and launch are managed by the NASA Launch Services Program office at...

2009-02-06 07:08:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, the final Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), was launched successfully this morning at 2:22 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. NOAA-N Prime is the latest in the Advanced TIROS-N (ATN) satellite series. All have been designed and built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by...

2009-02-06 06:19:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II successfully launched the NASA NOAA-N Prime spacecraft at 2:22 a.m. PST, today. Rocketing from Space Launch Complex-2, the launch took place during the 20th year anniversary month of the first Delta II launch. The program's first launch took place Feb. 14, 1989, from Space Launch Complex-17, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., carrying a Global Positioning System satellite. NOAA-N Prime, following a...

2009-02-06 06:18:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space this morning after a picture-perfect launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA-N Prime spacecraft lifted off at 2:22 a.m. PST aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2. Approximately 65 minutes later, the...

2009-02-05 13:51:48

The U.S. space agency has, for the second time this week, postponed the launch of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the launch of the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite was delayed Thursday morning when a payload air conditioning compressor at the launch pad failed. The unit provides cool, dry air inside the spacecraft prior to launch. Though unlikely, the payload team needs additional time to be assured...

2009-02-04 12:40:00

The U.S. space agency scrubbed the launch of a weather satellite early Wednesday, just minutes before it was scheduled to lift off. The launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA-N Prime weather satellite was postponed when a launch pad gaseous nitrogen pressurization system failed, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. The system maintains pressurization and purges to various systems of the Delta II rocket prior to launch. NASA said the next launch...

2009-02-02 11:38:01

The U.S. space agency said weather forecasts appear favorable for the launch of the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by the Lockheed Martin Corp, the satellite -- to be launched Wednesday -- is expected to improve weather forecasting and monitoring of environmental events around the world. NOAA-N Prime is the fifth and last in the current series of five polar-orbiting satellites with improved...

2009-01-21 12:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft, a Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), is being prepared for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket on February 4, 2009. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built NOAA-N Prime at its Space Systems Company Sunnyvale facility. NOAA-N Prime is the latest and final spacecraft in the Advanced TIROS-N (ATN) satellite series. All have been designed and built for the...

2008-12-02 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has selected the contractor for the next series of weather satellites. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver was selected to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES-R, Program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The basic contract is for two spacecraft. Two options each provide...


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