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High Winds Delay Launch of Advanced Weather Satellite JPSS-1

An modernized new continue satellite will now launch into space no progressing than Thursday (Nov. 16) after unacceptably high winds prevented an early-morning liftoff from California today.

The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket during 4:47 a.m. EST (0947 GMT), though high upper-level winds behind a liftoff, NASA officials said. The goal will now launch Thursday during a same time: 4:47 a.m. EST. At attempted launch on Tuesday (Nov. 14) was behind by a technical emanate and boats in a launch range’s offshore limitation area. 

The JPSS-1 goal will map Earth’s tellurian continue like never before for NASA and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is a initial of a four-spacecraft swift of next-generation continue satellites that will round a Earth in a frigid circuit to boost a correctness of today’s continue forecasts.

JPSS-1 will round a Earth 14 times any day in an circuit 512 miles (824 kilometers) above a planet.

An artist's painting of a JPSS-1 continue satellite in orbit.
Credit: Ball Aerospace

The JPSS-1 goal also outlines one of a last-ever launches of a ULA Delta II rocket. The rocket will launch 5 tiny cubesats (including one that will use microwaves to lane Earth’s weather) into circuit along with a JPSS-1 satellite during Thursday’s flight.

Only one some-more Delta II rocket goal stays after this launch, ULA member have said.

NASA will webcast a JPSS-1 satellite launch on Thursday, commencement during 4:15 a.m. EST (0915 GMT). You can watch a launch live here, pleasantness of NASA TV. 

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