September 1, 2011

NASA Climate Satellite Arrives in California for Launch

NASA’s National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, from where it’s scheduled to launch October 25. NPP is the prototype for the next generation of Earth-observing satellites. With five instruments onboard, NPP will observe the entire globe once a day, providing continuous observations of the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere. The data collected will be used for long-term monitoring of how our Earth and climate are changing.  credit:  NASA

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