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Launch of NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday

Launch of NOAA's New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Launch of NOAA's New Weather Satellite Postponed to Saturday - top government contractors - best government contracting eventNASA rescheduled the launch of the first in a series of new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites slated for polar orbit to Saturday from Tuesday.

The space agency said Friday NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 will launch aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 4:47 a.m. Eastern time.

NASA Television and the NASA website will provide live video coverage of the mission starting 4:15 a.m.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies led design and development of JPSS-1 spacecraft as well as the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir instrument and integration of the satellite.

JPSS-1 is also equipped with multiple space-based instruments from HarrisNorthrop Grumman and Raytheon.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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