Joint Polar Satellite System-1 Begins Post-Launch Orbit Checkout

Credit: NASA
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft now begins a three-month orbital checkout following the successful early Nov. 18 launch of the $1.6 billion NASA/NOAA weather satellite atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The 4:47 a.m. EST liftoff...

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