Author Topic: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017  (Read 58623 times)

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #360 on: 11/18/2017 02:36 PM »
I saw the launch live from my bedside and the iPad. Congratulations to ULA and NOAA! The Delta 2’s been a real workhorse, the backbone of the GPS and planetary exploration/space and earth science launches for a long time. Has a unique look too (aqua green rocket body with white fairing and SRB’s). She’ll be missed.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #361 on: 11/18/2017 02:54 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #362 on: 11/18/2017 04:46 PM »
Raytheon's ground system, space sensor critical to NOAA's newest polar satellite's mission

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor.

Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, October 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Reuben Wu)

JPSS CGS, a global system of ground antennas and high-performance computers, provides the mission planning and command and control once in space. Recently upgraded, the JPSS CGS 2.0 delivers observations to NOAA's National Weather Service almost 50 percent faster than before.

"Every day, thousands of decisions depend on accurate weather forecasting and environmental monitoring," said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon's Navigation and Environmental Solutions. "Our latest generation Common Ground System has been fully operational since August, and it's ready to support the new JPSS-1's mission as part of the growing polar satellite constellation."

Once in space, Raytheon's VIIRS sensor, one of six on the JPSS-1 satellite, will collect imagery in 22 bands of light—from visible to infrared—allowing scientists to observe emerging weather and climate patterns in unprecedented detail. The sensor's low light imaging day-night band provides invaluable imagery, supporting mission area domain awareness and disaster monitoring and management.

"From 500 miles up in space, VIIRS is changing the way we see Earth," said Robert Curbeam, director of Civil Space programs for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "Its value goes well beyond weather forecasting."

The JPSS-1 satellite joins its predecessor, Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, in circling the Earth pole-to-pole 14 times a day, providing full global coverage and contributing data into the U.S. weather forecast models. Those models are the basis for three- to seven-day forecasts that save lives, protect property and decrease the negative impact of severe weather.

Beyond forecasting, VIIRS captures and JPSS CGS processes and distributes measurements of atmospheric temperature and moisture, which are critical to volcanic ash, wildfire, and drought monitoring.

Raytheon works in partnership with NOAA to create a more 'Weather-Ready Nation.' Click here to learn more about our Weather-Ready Nation Training Modules.

Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #363 on: 11/18/2017 06:50 PM »
All my life, in fact before it began, Delta rockets have been flying.  It is sad to know that not only is the Delta II about to stop flying, the Delta IV's time is limited as well.  Congrats on this Delta II launch and hopes for the future Deltas that remain.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2017 01:17 PM by Ronpur50 »

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #364 on: 11/19/2017 06:03 AM »
another video of launch taken from Coral Road.  Good clarity of solids separation.

2017-11-18 Delta II Launch with JPSS 1 and ELaNa 14 CubeSats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvzfy7gD9m0?t=001

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #365 on: 11/19/2017 07:06 AM »
Launch broadcast



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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #366 on: 11/19/2017 07:49 PM »
A few mission patches plus launch patch & launch poster
« Last Edit: 11/19/2017 07:51 PM by Lewis007 »

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #367 on: 11/20/2017 09:15 AM »
43013   JPSS 1   2017-073A      101.27min    98.71deg   821km   817km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #368 on: 11/20/2017 05:19 PM »
So what is the DoD doing as the DMSP satellites fail?  Where are they getting the data that they need?

NPOES is dead.
DWSS is dead.

Are the NOAA polar meteorological satellites (legacy POES, NPP Suomi, and soon, JPSS-1) providing all the data that DoD needs?
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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
« Reply #369 on: 11/21/2017 10:55 PM »
Finally made it back out to the pad Monday afternoon to collect my remote camera.  Cleanup and pad refurbishment teams were onsite pressure washing the launch mount already.

Remote video turned out great, plenty of great audio and video of venting, launch and the cooldown of the pad post blastoff. Camera was only 270 feet SW of the vehicle, closest I've managed to post a camera thus far and the results were spectacular. A decent resolution one is posted here and a longer high resolution version will be on the L2 JPSS thread.

It was really meaningful to me to get a good shot of the final 9 booster Delta II leaving the pad, its long been my favorite launch vehicle.
« Last Edit: 11/21/2017 11:04 PM by Helodriver »

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Re: LIVE: Delta II 7920-10C - JPSS-1 - November 18, 2017
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