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  • Northrop-Built Spacecraft Launches Aboard Final Delta II Rocket for NASA's Ice Tracking Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Built Spacecraft Launches Aboard Final Delta II Rocket for NASA's Ice Tracking Mission

    United Launch Alliance's Delta II rocket made its final launch Saturday after it took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft designed to collect measurements of the Earth's sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 transmitted signals to ground stations in Norway approximately 75 […] More

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    ULA Prepares for Final Delta II Launch With ICESat-2 Mission

    United Launch Alliance has started preparing for the Sept. 15 launch of a Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft via the Delta II 7420-10, marking the rocket’s last launch into space. ULA said Wednesday the Delta II configuration rocket will carry NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 to space, where it will monitor the changes in the ice […] More

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    NASA to Launch Northrop-Built Spacecraft for Ice Topography Measurement Mission

    NASA and United Launch Alliance are preparing to launch a Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft in mid-September on a mission to record the changing measurements of Earth's glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 is scheduled to lift off Sept. 15 at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the final launch of ULA’s Delta […] More

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    Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA

    Ball Aerospace has handed over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s first Joint Polar Satellite System to NASA after the completion of a satellite acceptance review. The company said Thursday the acceptance review showed that the JPSS-1 weather satellite, which now operates as NOAA-20, satisfied on-orbit requirements. Ball Aerospace-built NOAA-20 launched in November 2017 aboard United […] More

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    Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing

    Orbital ATK supplied a composite fairing component and nine graphite epoxy motors ““ GEM 40 ““ for a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket that took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first Joint Polar Satellite System that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed through a collaborative effort launched aboard the Delta […] More

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Help Send NOAA Weather Satellite Into Orbit

    Two Aerojet Rocketdyne-built engines helped power United Launch Alliance‘s  Delta II rocket that launched a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite into space. The RS-27A engine generated 237,000 pounds of thrust to lift the rocket carrying NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 and the AJ10-118K upper-stage engine produced 10,000 pounds of thrust to insert the payload into orbit, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Saturday. […] More

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    ULA Launches JPSS-1 Weather Satellite for NOAA, NASA

    A United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket lifted off Saturday with the first of four polar-orbiting environmental satellites developed through a collaborative program between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ULA said Saturday it launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:47 a.m. Pacific time. The satellite is designed to […] More

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    Ball Aerospace Helps Prepare NOAA Weather Satellite for Launch

    Ball Aerospace has helped encapsulate a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite inside the nose cone of a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II launch vehicle and prepared the instrument for its scheduled launch. The company said Thursday the NOAA-NASA team’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 weather satellite will be deployed from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in […] More

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    Harris Develops Environmental Measurement Instrument for NOAA Weather Satellite

    Harris has produced an environmental measurement instrument that will launch aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 to support U.S. weather forecasting. The Cross-track Infrared Sounder will serve a component of NOAA’s polar weather satellite program and is designed to analyze and feed millions of atmospheric data points into weather forecast models. Harris said Monday. The company developed […] More

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    Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch

    Ball Aerospace and other Joint Polar Satellite System-1 team members are preparing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar orbiting weather satellite for a scheduled Nov. 10 launch. The JPSS-1 team pressurized the propulsion system, fueled the satellite, cleaned the spacecraft and finished a final thermal blanket closeout in preparation for launch, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. JPSS-1 was […] More

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    NOAA-NASA Team to Launch 1st Joint Polar Satellite System in November

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have set a November launch date for the first of four polar-orbiting satellites designed to boost weather forecast accuracy. NASA said Saturday the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10 at 4:47 a.m. Eastern time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a […] More

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    Ball Aerospace Brings NOAA Weather Satellite to Vanderberg AFB Launch Site

    Ball Aerospace has transported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s polar orbiting weather satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of the platform’s scheduled launch on Nov. 10. The company said Tuesday it delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 following a pre-ship review at Ball’s Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturing facility. JPSS-1 is part of the JPSS series of […] More

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