Npoess Preparatory Project Holds To Oct. 25 Launch Date

After battling instrument delays, NASA’s Npoess Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite has emerged from its last major prelaunch hurdle, a two-month-long thermal vacuum test, and is on track for an Oct. 25 liftoff from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The 13.5-ft. tall, 4,700-lb. satellite is based on Ball...

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