The most important weather satellite you've never heard of launches to space Tuesday
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.
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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.
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