NASA launching JPSS-1 weather satellite

Posted at 4:24 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 04:38:58-05

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting satellites, has been rescheduled to launch on Wednesday.

The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was scrubbed due to upper-level winds.

The JPSS is the Nation's new generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system. JPSS is a collaborative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its acquisition agent, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This interagency effort (JPSS) is the latest generation of U.S. polar-orbiting, non-geosynchronous environmental satellites.

The launch will take place at 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California.

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All information has been provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.