NPP, the bridge satellite for civil and military weather- and climate-watchers, is going through a 90-day checkout after an Oct. 28 launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II 7920-10 rocket from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Built by Ball Aerospace and formally known as the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, NPP carries a five-instrument suite and will operate from a 512-mi.-high Sun-synchronous orbit with a 1:30 p.m. daily crossing ...


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