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Successful Launch For NASA's NPP Satellite
2011-10-28 06:00:15

[ Watch the Video ] After a five-year delay, NASA´s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning at about 2:48 a.m. local time (5:48 EDT) aboard a Delta II rocket. The NPP satellite will be lifted by the rocket to its 512-mile-high orbit above Earth where it should separate from the second stage rocket at about 6:45 a.m. (PDT). The $1.5 billion NPP weather and climate satellite represents a critical first step...

Long-Awaited Earth-Observing Satellite Launching October 28
2011-10-27 06:31:40

NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Earth-observing satellite will finally be launched after a five-year delay on October 28. The $1.5 billion satellite will lift off on Friday aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NASA already has a fleet of satellites circling the Earth, but the new satellite is more sophisticated and carries five different types of instruments to collect environmental data. One of the satellite's main missions is to test key...

2011-10-22 05:05:32

On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathryn Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. Garver and Sullivan will be available for interviews following the launch. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...

2011-10-21 11:44:38

On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. Garver and Sullivan will be available for interviews following the launch. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...

2011-10-21 03:46:17

Twenty lucky followers of NASA's Twitter account will get behind-the-scenes access at the launch of the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission. They will participate in a daylong Tweetup program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Thursday, Oct. 27 and view the launch of NASA's NPP satellite, which is scheduled to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket between 2:48 and 2:57 a.m. PDT on Friday, Oct. 28. The National Polar-orbiting Operational...

2011-09-15 12:10:56

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source letter contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Azusa, Calif., for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). The estimated value of this letter contract is $30 million with a period of performance from 2011 through 2017. Northrop Grumman will manufacture, test and deliver ATMS, support...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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