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November 8th, 2017

NOAA's JPSS-1 Mission Now Scheduled for Launch by ULA on November 14

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, is now scheduled to launch on Tuesday, November 14, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Artistic rendition of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, spacecraft designed to provide forecasters with crucial environmental science data to provide a better understanding of changes in the Earth's weather, oceans and climate.
Image is courtesy of Ball Aerospace.

Liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 is targeted for 4:47 a.m. EST (1:47 a.m. PST). Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 4:15 a.m. and will conclude following the smallsat deployments.

JPSS represents significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. JPSS is a collaborative effort between NOAA and NASA. The JPSS system will help increase weather forecast accuracy from three to seven days.

Pre-launch and launch day coverage of the JPSS-1 flight will be available on http://www.nasa.gov. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates as the countdown milestones occur. Follow countdown coverage on NASA's launch blog at https://blogs.nasa.gov/jpss.