Sunday, 19 November, 2017

ULA Delta II JPSS-1 Scrub Statement

Boulder's Ball Aerospace, NOAA primed for polar-orbiting satellite launch has been seven years in the planning The most important weather satellite you've never heard of launches to space Tuesday
Frank Williams | 14 November, 2017, 15:59

Ground crews at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California retracted a mobile gantry away from the Delta 2 rocket Monday afternoon, revealing the 128-foot-tall (39-meter) booster on its launch pad awaiting liftoff with a new polar-orbiting weather observatory.

Polar satellites like the JPSS-1, which orbit the globe from pole-to-pole 14 times a day, are considered the backbone of the global observing system. JPSS-1, which will be known as NOAA-20 when it reaches orbit, will join Suomi NPP, the joint NOAA-NASA weather satellite, giving the US the benefit of two, sophisticated polar satellites in the same orbit. It will also provide tracking of weather conditions and can be used to produce advanced weather forecast five to seven days out for events such as hurricanes. The mission is a joint effort between NOAA and NASA.

Satellites like JPSS-1 are not responsible for the images typically shown on your nightly weather forecast or your phone's weather app, since most weather imagery comes from geostationary satellites, which orbit above a fixed point on the planet.

The ATMS instrument is the second flight model and is slated to fly on the first JPSS satellite in 2016.

The combination of CrIS and ATMS data collection will produce global high-resolution 3-D maps of atmospheric temperature, pressure and moisture profiles for weather forecasting, continental transportation of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, and will aid in our understanding of climate phenomena such as El Niño and La Niña. Harris Corporation built the Cross-track Infrared Sounder. It will also provide critical information on Earth's hydrologic cycle - the circular process of water vapor, clouds, and precipitation.

Google Doodle gives Children's Day a miss this year
These are a reference to the small circular bits of paper that are leftover after we punch holes in the sheets of papers. Meanwhile, single-hole punchers have been used by train conductors for decades as an easy way to validate tickets.

Vandenberg Air Force Base originally planned to launch the rocket last Friday, but the launch had to be rescheduled to replace a faulty battery on the rocket booster.

The launch of the Delta II rocket was scrubbed four minutes ahead of its scheduled liftoff at 1:47 a.m.

Scott Asbury, program director at Ball Aerospace and formerly the JPSS-1 program manager, is among the roughly 10 Ball personnel who will be at the launch site, while about another 10 from Ball plan to be at the NASA satellite operations facility in Suitland, Md.

The Delta II rocket has been the workhorse of ULA since it was first launched in February 1989.

Recommended

Dawood's properties auctioned: Private trust to redevelop them for Bhendi Bazar residents Dawood's properties auctioned: Private trust to redevelop them for Bhendi Bazar residents The Creaky building is not safe for the people living around them SBUT participated in the auction says the spokesperson. After Dawood fled India, properties belonging to him and his associates were seized under the provisions of SAFEMA.

West Bengal beats Odisha in Rosogolla war, gets GI tag West Bengal beats Odisha in Rosogolla war, gets GI tag When contacted, Head of office of Geographical Indications Intellectual Property India Chinnaraja G. This marked an end to a tug of war between West Bengal and Odisha over origin of the syrupy sweet.

Chennai Engineering Student Burnt Alive By Jilted Lover At Her House Chennai Engineering Student Burnt Alive By Jilted Lover At Her House Police said they detained the suspect, 23-year-old Akash, who was pursuing Induja against her wishes for almost a month. He claimed to be in love with Indhuja but she turned down his advances, which angered him and he killed her.

Why Home Depot Earnings Are Not Pleasing to Investors Why Home Depot Earnings Are Not Pleasing to Investors Sales at stores open for more than a year rose 7.9%, above the average analyst estimate of 5.9%, according to Thomson Reuters. Clearline Capital Lp decreased Hilton Grand Vacations Inc stake by 202,154 shares to 72,640 valued at $2.62M in 2017Q2.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern slams 'unacceptable' Manus Island situation New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern slams 'unacceptable' Manus Island situation Ms Ardern will be pressing Mr Turnbull again to accept New Zealand's offer to take 150 refugees from both Manus Island and Nauru. No matter what label you put on it there is absolute need and there is harm being done, ' she said on Sunday.

Pakistan spinner Ajmal to retire from cricket Pakistan spinner Ajmal to retire from cricket He had picked 178 wickets in just 35 Test matches which included 10 five-wicket hauls and four 10-wicket hauls in the match. At the time he was banned, he was the No 1 ODI bowler in the world, and in the top ten of both Test and T20 rankings.

All you want to know All you want to know Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have similar tariffs, but they last just a month, which makes Jio's offers hard to turn down . This is identical to Jio's Rs. 1,999 plan, which also gives 125GB data and unlimited voice, SMS and roaming for 180 days.

Nagarjuna's Annapurna Studios caught in massive fire incident in Hyderabad Nagarjuna's Annapurna Studios caught in massive fire incident in Hyderabad Annapurna studios was established by Nageswara Rao Akkineni and at present, Akkineni Nagarjuna is the chairman of the same. Earlier in the day, another fire accident was reported at Ravindra Bharathi, a cultural centre, due to short circuit.

SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached SoftBank says considering investment in Uber but no final agreement reached A source with knowledge of the matter said that the deal comes with a resolution to have an initial public offering by 2019. Uber now competes with Ola that together hold 90% of the ride hailing market.

We know when Tyson Fury will return to the ring We know when Tyson Fury will return to the ring Fury posted on Instagram: 'First session back on the pads with Ben Davison in Hatton Gym, feeling good'. Fury was scathing about Joshua's last performance against Carlos Takam on October 28.

Stubble burning: This formula could have saved Delhi its smog menace Stubble burning: This formula could have saved Delhi its smog menace Gopal Rai said that a final call on the issue will be taken after the Supreme Court hearing on November 13. Khattar was in Delhi on Monday but wasn't able to meet the Delhi CM due to his busy schedule.

Pradyuman murder: Juvenile 'retracts confession' Pradyuman murder: Juvenile 'retracts confession' The team, which arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar and declared him a pedophile, admitted that they made mistakes. The CBI officials had also taken him to the knife shop from where he had allegedly purchased the murder weapon.

Grigor Dimitrov edges Dominic Thiem on his London debut — ATP Finals Grigor Dimitrov edges Dominic Thiem on his London debut — ATP Finals Serving for the match at 5-4, however, he wobbled again as a framed backhand beyond the baseline allowed Thiem a reprieve. Thiem, ranked fourth in the world, won the Rio Open and was a finalist in Barcelona and Madrid.

Justice Khosa recuses himself from Hudaibiya Paper Mills reopening hearing Justice Khosa recuses himself from Hudaibiya Paper Mills reopening hearing However the lawyers of the Sharif family did not file the application following Justice Khosa's inability to head the bench. Dar later retracted his statement and claimed that the statement was gleaned under duress.

Free PS4 PS Plus Multiplayer Weekend Starting This Wednesday Free PS4 PS Plus Multiplayer Weekend Starting This Wednesday In a statement , Sony confirmed: "All PlayStation VR bundles will be available at a great deal at participating retailers". Deals start well before Thanksgiving Day, and will begin on Sunday November 19 through Cyber Monday the following week.