Ball Reaches NPP Milestone

Credit: Ball Aerospace
After battling instrument delays, NASA's National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System's (Npoess) Preparatory Project satellite has cleared its last major pre-launch hurdle—a two-month-long thermal vacuum test—and is on track for an Oct. 25 liftoff from Vandenberg AFB, Calif...

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