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    Delta II Launch Successful

    VANDENBERG AFB, CA, UNITED STATES

    11.18.2017

    Story by Jan Jones, 2nd Lt. Amy Rasmussen and Michael Stonecypher

    30th Space Wing/Public Affairs   

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket
    carrying a NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite
    was successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-2 here Saturday, Nov.
    18, at 1:47 a.m. PST.

    The Delta II rocket carried the first satellite of the Joint Polar
    Satellite System.

    Col. Greg Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the space
    launch commander.

    The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the Nation's advanced
    series of polar-orbiting environmental satellites. JPSS represents
    significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used
    for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. This data is
    critical to the timeliness and accuracy of forecasts three to seven days in
    advance of a severe weather event. JPSS is a collaborative effort between
    NOAA and NASA.

    For questions about the booster please contact Lyn Chassagne,
    United Launch Alliance Communications Lead, at 303-218-8002 or
    lyn.chassagne@ulalaunch.com.

    For more information about the JPSS mission, visit:
    http://jpss.noaa.gov or call Tori McLendon, NASA Public Affairs, at
    321-867-3395.

    For more information about NASA's Earth science activities in
    2017, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow

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    Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

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    Date Taken: 11.18.2017
    Date Posted: 11.18.2017 07:44
    Story ID: 255824
    Location: VANDENBERG AFB, CA, US

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