Vandenberg Launch Rescheduled for Early Saturday Morning

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Vandenberg Launch Rescheduled for Early Saturday Morning
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(Photos: Vandenberg Air Force Base)

The Delta II launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been rescheduled for early Saturday morning.

The United Launch Alliance Delta II, carrying the NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite from Space Launch Complex-2 here, will now take place at 1:47 a.m. PST.

It was originally scheduled to launch on Tuesday, November 14 but due to a red range and a late launch vehicle alarm with insufficient time to fully coordinate a resolution, it was postponed to Wednesday. That launch was then postponed due to the weather. 

The early Saturday morning is still on as of Friday morning.

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EastBeach Nov 18, 2017 06:22 PM
Vandenberg Launch Rescheduled for Early Saturday Morning

The VIIRS camera/sensor electronics onboard the JPSS-1 satellite was designed in Goleta! Congrats to the folks at Santa Barbara Remote Sensing and SBRC (latter now Raytheon Vision Systems). I believe JPSS-1 is the second VIIRS instrument package in orbit. The first is onboard the Suomi satellite. The upcoming JPSS-2 satellite will also use VIIRS.

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