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Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555
« Last Edit: 09/01/2017 03:19 PM by gongora »
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2013 04:57 PM »
Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555

I was not expecting to see this thread.

There's talk of building and flying a stripped down "gap-filler" satellite before JPSS-1.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2013 08:52 PM »
Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555

I was not expecting to see this thread.

There's talk of building and flying a stripped down "gap-filler" satellite before JPSS-1.
According to the US Launch Schedule maintained on NSF Forums by Salo, that would be this SC
November 15 2016 - JPSS Free Flyer 1 (TSIS-1) - Falcon 9 v1.1 (TBD) - Vandenberg

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #3 on: 12/08/2013 03:26 PM »
Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555

I was not expecting to see this thread.

There's talk of building and flying a stripped down "gap-filler" satellite before JPSS-1.
According to the US Launch Schedule maintained on NSF Forums by Salo, that would be this SC
November 15 2016 - JPSS Free Flyer 1 (TSIS-1) - Falcon 9 v1.1 (TBD) - Vandenberg

Where do you think I got the launch date for the thread heading?  I tried to find the latest one but if I failed I can correct the date.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #4 on: 12/08/2013 07:04 PM »
Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555

I was not expecting to see this thread.

There's talk of building and flying a stripped down "gap-filler" satellite before JPSS-1.
According to the US Launch Schedule maintained on NSF Forums by Salo, that would be this SC
November 15 2016 - JPSS Free Flyer 1 (TSIS-1) - Falcon 9 v1.1 (TBD) - Vandenberg

Sorry, my post was very unclear.

As you point out, JPSS FF1 is schedule for 2016. Free Flyer 1 is to carry a climate instrument as well as SAR and data relay payloads.

The drawn out nature of JPSS development and the small number of satellites has led an independent reviewer to suggest NOAA build an additional "gap filler" satellite, which they confusingly also refer to as a free flyer. This gap filler satellite would include just the two most critical weather instruments and -ideally- launch before JPSS-1 to cover the gap between S-NPP nominal end of life and JPSS-1 launch. This satellite would also provide coverage if JPSS-1 failed.

Even if the proposed gap filler is built, it's unlikely to launch before JPSS-1 because the instruments will probably barely be ready for JPSS in 2017.

http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/tom-young-irt-report-to-noaa-urgent-need-for-jpss-gap-filler

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2013 01:58 PM »
Does this set the record for the earliest start of a launch thread?  ;D

Ball Aerospace completes the primary structure for JPSS-1, a follow-on in a series of next generation weather satellites. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch in early 2017. http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=30&id=555

I was not expecting to see this thread.

There's talk of building and flying a stripped down "gap-filler" satellite before JPSS-1.


We're furiously working on JPSS-1.  I'm burning weekends and long shifts, as are many of my colleagues.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #6 on: 12/11/2013 07:39 PM »
Don't get me wrong... big respect for you all.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #7 on: 10/10/2014 02:02 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/ballaerospace/photos/a.121016184586552.14371.121001797921324/820336367987860/?type=1&theater

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), aka JPSS-1, is taking shape in Boulder, CO. Recently, Ball Aerospace technicians lowered the JPSS-1 spacecraft bus over the propulsion tank prior to final integration with the propulsion module. The satellite is being built for NASA Goddard and NOAA Satellite and Information Service.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #8 on: 12/16/2014 07:10 PM »
CERES Integration

Published on Dec 16, 2014
A Ball technician inspects the CERES instrument prior to the lift harness being attached. The instrument is then moved alongside the spacecraft where it is lifted above the JPSS-1 spacecraft and lowered into place. Once the instrument is secured to the spacecraft, the lift fixture is removed from the CERES instrument. The final shot shows the CERES instrument with its purge cover attached.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #9 on: 04/24/2015 10:39 PM »
BUMP:

Orbital ATK GEM-40 SRMs have arrived at VAFB and are now in on site storage awaiting ULA DII Stage 1 arrival, Processing and erection onto the SLC-2W Launch Mount.

Since this website (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/) is no longer updated and to voice my frustration with the individuals who are no longer progressing on the Gallery's transition and my annoyance with Flickr, pics can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/sets/72157651187848052/

If anyone knows the link to the new alternate web portal that is replacing the Kennedy Media Gallery please enlighten me and others by replying to my post with the link. If I get the new link I will resume posting images here.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #10 on: 04/24/2015 11:08 PM »
BUMP:

Orbital ATK GEM-40 SRMs have arrived at VAFB and are now in on site storage awaiting ULA DII Stage 1 arrival, Processing and erection onto the SLC-2W Launch Mount.

Since this website (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/) is no longer updated and to voice my frustration with the individuals who are no longer progressing on the Gallery's transition and my annoyance with Flickr, pics can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/sets/72157651187848052/

If anyone knows the link to the new alternate web portal that is replacing the Kennedy Media Gallery please enlighten me and others by replying to my post with the link. If I get the new link I will resume posting images here.
I was wondering if these could be the final GEM-40 motors, but I'm not sure if the IceSat 2 launch might follow JPSS 1. 

I agree with your Flickr complaint.  Mediaarchive was easier to use, though Flickr still provides access to the same high resolution images.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #11 on: 03/03/2016 03:40 PM »
JPSS-1
January 20 2017- JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C - Vandenberg SLC-2W (or NET November 15, 2016)


Schedule?
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #12 on: 03/04/2016 07:21 PM »
BUMP:

Orbital ATK GEM-40 SRMs have arrived at VAFB and are now in on site storage awaiting ULA DII Stage 1 arrival, Processing and erection onto the SLC-2W Launch Mount.

Since this website (http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/) is no longer updated and to voice my frustration with the individuals who are no longer progressing on the Gallery's transition and my annoyance with Flickr, pics can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/sets/72157651187848052/

If anyone knows the link to the new alternate web portal that is replacing the Kennedy Media Gallery please enlighten me and others by replying to my post with the link. If I get the new link I will resume posting images here.
I was wondering if these could be the final GEM-40 motors, but I'm not sure if the IceSat 2 launch might follow JPSS 1. 

I agree with your Flickr complaint.  Mediaarchive was easier to use, though Flickr still provides access to the same high resolution images.

 - Ed Kyle
there will be some unflown ones as they were batch ordered. Now that the fifth DII did not get a mission and may be built into a structural display after its parts are used as spares. Originally JPSS-2 was to fly on DII before the manufacturer of JPSS-2 was changed which resulted in a change of launcher. The 9 SRM casings were already completed before the DII flight cancelation. That is what I am aware of to date since manufaturing for the two JPSS flights started shortly after NPP launched.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #13 on: 04/27/2016 06:34 AM »
Rocket arrived at VAFB.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #14 on: 04/27/2016 07:02 AM »
How many viable Delta II's left? Is this the very last planned launch of this legendary launcher or the penultimate?
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #15 on: 04/27/2016 07:05 AM »
There's one more Delta II carrying ICESat 2 in 2017. There's also enough parts for another Delta II, but ULA has not been able to find a buyer for it.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #16 on: 04/27/2016 01:41 PM »
There's one more Delta II carrying ICESat 2 in 2017. There's also enough parts for another Delta II, but ULA has not been able to find a buyer for it.

Could the last unbuilt Delta II be assembled for a museum display like the Titan IVB?
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #17 on: 04/27/2016 09:09 PM »
Here's the full album of new processing pictures. Lots of good pictures that give a great sense of scale. I'm always amazed by how comparatively small Delta II is.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/sets/72157667558911056
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #18 on: 04/27/2016 10:33 PM »
There's one more Delta II carrying ICESat 2 in 2017. There's also enough parts for another Delta II, but ULA has not been able to find a buyer for it.

Could the last unbuilt Delta II be assembled for a museum display like the Titan IVB?
the manufacturing equipment was pulled off the floor when the last first stage booster was completed.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #19 on: 04/27/2016 11:12 PM »
There's one more Delta II carrying ICESat 2 in 2017. There's also enough parts for another Delta II, but ULA has not been able to find a buyer for it.

Could the last unbuilt Delta II be assembled for a museum display like the Titan IVB?
the manufacturing equipment was pulled off the floor when the last first stage booster was completed.

Does that mean the last unbuilt Delta II is scrapped?
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #20 on: 04/27/2016 11:31 PM »
There's one more Delta II carrying ICESat 2 in 2017. There's also enough parts for another Delta II, but ULA has not been able to find a buyer for it.

Could the last unbuilt Delta II be assembled for a museum display like the Titan IVB?
the manufacturing equipment was pulled off the floor when the last first stage booster was completed.

Does that mean the last unbuilt Delta II is scrapped?

Last I recall Rocketdyne was making the Delta/Thor XLT core for these vehicles.   Anyone know if the tooling went to the scrapyard or just storage.   This is my favorite S1 core to play LEGO rockets with.   Sad to see its end in sight.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #21 on: 04/28/2016 12:01 AM »

Last I recall Rocketdyne was making the Delta/Thor XLT core for these vehicles.   Anyone know if the tooling went to the scrapyard or just storage.   This is my favorite S1 core to play LEGO rockets with.   Sad to see its end in sight.

No, Rocketdyne just made the RS-27 engine, Douglas/MDAC/Boeing/ULA always made the core.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jan 2017
« Reply #22 on: 07/13/2016 12:34 AM »
Delta 2 rocket being assembled at Vandenberg for penultimate launch

First stage erected on launch mount today, July 12.
Interstage adapter attached tomorrow.
Nine solid boosters will be hung July 19-27.
Second stage will be hoisted into place July 29.

EDIT: To answer kevin-rf's (and I assume others') question below:
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Lean operations dictated that the on-pad assembly would occur now while workers could break away from their duties on other rockets.

I assume these are ULA employees that will also work the Vandenberg Atlas V launches of WorldView 4 and NROL-79 later this year?
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #23 on: 07/13/2016 01:13 AM »
Is it typical to start attacking a Delta II six months before the planned launch? Seems a bit early... I realize Titans have sat on the pad for years waiting for everyone to cross all the i's and dot all the t's, but... But.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #24 on: 07/13/2016 02:05 AM »
Is it typical to start attacking a Delta II six months before the planned launch? Seems a bit early... I realize Titans have sat on the pad for years waiting for everyone to cross all the i's and dot all the t's, but... But.

Attacking?  Why would you want to attack a rocket -- did it do something bad to you?

Seriously, though, you didn't read the article, did you?  The link is in the post just above yours ... give it a click.  :)

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #25 on: 07/13/2016 09:39 AM »
Is it typical to start attacking a Delta II six months before the planned launch? Seems a bit early... I realize Titans have sat on the pad for years waiting for everyone to cross all the i's and dot all the t's, but... But.

The Delta II will be protected from the elements by the mobile service tower. It is fully enclosed when inside.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #28 on: 08/31/2016 07:03 AM »
That article gives a launch date of 16 March.

"Those issues led NASA and NOAA to delay the JPSS-1 launch, which had been scheduled for Jan. 20 on a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. That launch is now scheduled for no earlier than March 16. “NOAA and NASA are currently evaluating progress on the ATMS troubleshooting and ground system test and verification to assess the level of risk associated with a commitment to a March 2017 launch date,” Burch said."
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #29 on: 08/31/2016 08:48 AM »
Someone here must have inside knowledge given that the thread title now has the launch in Jun(e) 2017.  ;)
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #30 on: 09/01/2016 06:05 AM »
NOAA says no later than the second quarter. That could mean as early as March or as late as June.

http://www.jpss.noaa.gov/launch_schedule.html
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #31 on: 09/01/2016 11:52 AM »
NOAA says no later than the second quarter......

http://www.jpss.noaa.gov/launch_schedule.html

of the fiscal year so, as early as January or as late as March.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #32 on: 11/10/2016 08:49 AM »
At the South Australian Space Forum today it was announced that the Buccaneer Pathfinder cubesat will launch with a NASA weather satellite. This is most likely JPSS 1 as GOES-R is going to the wrong orbit. If Biarri-Point doesn't launch first (its on one of the CRS missions early next year), this will be the first Australian Defence Department satellite to be launched since WRESAT in 1967.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #33 on: 11/13/2016 11:38 PM »
At the South Australian Space Forum today it was announced that the Buccaneer Pathfinder cubesat will launch with a NASA weather satellite. This is most likely JPSS 1 as GOES-R is going to the wrong orbit. If Biarri-Point doesn't launch first (its on one of the CRS missions early next year), this will be the first Australian Defence Department satellite to be launched since WRESAT in 1967.
Secondary payloads for the last two DII launches are already announced previously and are already listed on the US Launch Schedule so go check it out.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #34 on: 11/14/2016 04:07 AM »
Secondary payloads for the last two DII launches are already announced previously and are already listed on the US Launch Schedule so go check it out.

Thanks. I see that the payloads were first listed on 20 August, but no reference is given. The secondary payloads are

Buccaneer RMM
CP 7
EagleSat 1
Fox 1B (RadFxSat)
MakerSat 0
MiRaTA

ELanA XIV lists EagleSat 1, RadFxSat and MiRaTA on the NASA website (Golden Eagle 1 is also listed, but that mission has been cancelled). Are CP 7 and MakerSat 0 part of the ELanA program? The NASA list has MakerSat (no number) flying on ELanA XX and only lists CP 5 and CP 9.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #35 on: 11/14/2016 04:49 AM »
NOAA says no later than the second quarter......

http://www.jpss.noaa.gov/launch_schedule.html
of the fiscal year so, as early as January or as late as March.

Don't wager any money on March.  I'm moving my RV out to CA shortly, but that's because I'm going to visit the central coast at least a weekend or so every month until we ship.  I'm hoping to get a few more launch observation days in there as well.

The title date is closer to realistic in my opinion.  I can't publicly state my wager date.  It's in 2017 at least...

Here's hoping that since CA just voted to legalize cannabis, I won't get pulled over constantly just for the sin of having Colorado plates... and I don't even touch the stuff...
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #36 on: 11/18/2016 09:00 AM »
Secondary payloads for the last two DII launches are already announced previously and are already listed on the US Launch Schedule so go check it out.

Thanks. I see that the payloads were first listed on 20 August, but no reference is given. The secondary payloads are

Buccaneer RMM
CP 7
EagleSat 1
Fox 1B (RadFxSat)
MakerSat 0
MiRaTA

ELanA XIV lists EagleSat 1, RadFxSat and MiRaTA on the NASA website (Golden Eagle 1 is also listed, but that mission has been cancelled). Are CP 7 and MakerSat 0 part of the ELanA program? The NASA list has MakerSat (no number) flying on ELanA XX and only lists CP 5 and CP 9.

CP-7 is not part of ELaNa, but  MakerSat 0 is. I was notified from the  MakerSat team, that their launch opportunity has been moved up to this launch.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #37 on: 01/04/2017 04:12 PM »
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The launch of NOAA’s next-gen polar-orbiting weather satellite, JPSS-1, has slipped again, to July-September:

SpaceNews: JPSS-1 launch date slips again
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“The main factors delaying the JPSS-1 launch are technical issues discovered during environmental testing of the satellite and the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument,” [John] Leslie said in a statement.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #38 on: 01/06/2017 02:18 AM »
With future delays I'd bet it'll launch in October-December
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #39 on: 01/18/2017 05:37 AM »
RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August

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AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS-1 mission.

RadFxSat features the Fox-1 style Amateur Radio FM U/V repeater, with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellite and experiment telemetry will be downlinked via the “DUV” subaudible telemetry stream and can be decoded with the FoxTelem software.

JPSS-1 will launch on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University ISDE and hosts four payloads for the study of radiation effects on commercial off-the-shelf components.

RadFxSat construction and testing was completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the CubeSat is currently in clean storage at Fox Labs, awaiting delivery and integration, now scheduled for June. — AMSAT News Service via AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY


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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
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A ULA Delta II rocket 2nd stage will be mounted atop the 1st stage in preparation for JPSS-1 at VAFB, CA. Photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHskyZRGrf

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
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#JPSS1, built by @BallAerospace, will increase the accuracy and timeliness of weather forecasts. #NASASocial http://www.ball.com/aerospace/programs/jpss-1

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
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#JPSS1 will launch into a polar orbit from Vandenberg AFB on a @ulalaunch #DeltaII on Sept 21.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Oct 12 2017
« Reply #43 on: 07/28/2017 01:34 AM »
Numerous sites showing slip to NET Oct. 12

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Oct 12 2017
« Reply #44 on: 07/28/2017 07:30 AM »
Numerous sites showing slip to NET Oct. 12

That's quite a slip any reasons?

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Oct 12 2017
« Reply #45 on: 08/29/2017 08:54 PM »
Spaceflight Now changed this to November 10, also saw that date a couple other places.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Nov 10 2017
« Reply #46 on: 08/29/2017 10:08 PM »
Numerous sites showing slip to NET Oct. 12

That's quite a slip any reasons?
Satellite do to issues listed above in a previous post.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Nov 10 2017
« Reply #47 on: 08/29/2017 10:24 PM »
Now it's Nov 10, it's slipping like Falcon Heavy...
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Nov 10 2017
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Now it's Nov 10, it's slipping like Falcon Heavy...

I'm sure it's my fault since I wrote code for it's ground system 7 years ago..................

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Nov 10 2017
« Reply #49 on: 08/29/2017 10:56 PM »
Now it's Nov 10, it's slipping like Falcon Heavy...
except that its rocket has been assembled in its MST ahead of schedule like clock work for months on months now and its the satellite's ATMS instrument that is to blame by not passing all of its integrated environmental tests. ATMS issues must be corrected and the satellite retested before it can ship for launch.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C NET Nov 10 2017
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Question to those who are "in the know": what's the "hang-time" of those GEM-40 solid motors? They've been sitting vertical since last april.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC 2017
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Launch of @NOAA's advanced Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) scheduled for Nov. 10 at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
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NOAA’s JPSS-1 Satellite Arrives in California for Launch
Posted on September 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm by Anna Heiney.

NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sept. 1, 2017, to begin preparations for a November launch.

After its arrival, the JPSS-1 spacecraft was pulled from its shipping container, and is being prepared for encapsulation on top of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that will take it to its polar orbit at an altitude of 512 miles (824 km) above Earth. JPSS-1 is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 10 at 1:47 a.m. PST.

NOAA partnered with NASA to implement the JPSS series of U.S. civilian polar-orbiting environmental remote sensing satellites and sensors. JPSS-1 has a seven-year design life and is the first in a series of NOAA’s four next-generation, polar-orbiting weather satellites.

For more information, please visit www.jpss.noaa.gov.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2017/09/05/noaas-jpss-1-satellite-arrives-in-california-for-launch/

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Above and below right: The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, arrives at the Astrotech Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. JPSS is the first in a series four next-generation environmental satellites in a collaborative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The satellite is scheduled to liftoff later this year atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
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Next-generation weather satellite shipped to launch base in California

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It has been a struggle to reach this point after several technical issues with the satellite kept it in Boulder nearly a year longer than planned.

Launch dates came and went throughout this year while engineers worked through problems with one the weather instruments on the satellite, an onboard computer that was misbehaving and potentially defective capacitors inside the spacecraft that were called into question in an industry-wide alert issued in late June that was a last-minute curveball thrown at the team.

An elusive issue with the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder instrument, dogging the mission for months, was creating noisy data on several of its channels when heaters were activated. Extensive testing was done to characterize the problem, ultimately requiring removal of the ATMS instrument from the satellite to isolate the cause. Finally, an intermittent cable short within the instrument was deemed the root cause, cable insulation was added and the instrument retested successfully.

One by one, the issues were fixed, a number of suspect capacitors were pulled out and replaced with ones from a good batch, and JPSS 1 was cleared to ship to the launch site.

Officials say a nominal launch processing flow has begun with some reserve days included, should any work take longer than planned.

“The JPSS 1 team has done an incredible job getting this extremely capable satellite prepared for launch and ready to send back quality environmental data soon after it is in orbit,” said Stephen Volz, director of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.

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The daily launch window lasts just 62 seconds, a tight requirement to sync up the JPSS 1 orbit with the aging Suomi NPP weather observatory that it will replace. Depending on launch day factors, liftoff could be re-targeted for the exact center of the window for optimal performance — at 1:47:35.328 a.m. local time.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/09/06/next-generation-weather-satellite-shipped-to-launch-base-in-california/
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
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JPSS-1 Begins Final Preflight Processing

NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft has been removed from its shipping container in the Astrotech Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where it is being prepared for its upcoming launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

The JPSS-1 satellite will go through a series of routine inspections, checkouts and testing before it is sealed inside the payload fairing and placed atop the Delta II rocket, already standing at Space Launch Complex-2W. Launch remains scheduled for Nov. 10.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/jpss/2017/10/02/jpss-1-begins-final-preflight-processing/
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
« Reply #55 on: 10/09/2017 07:56 AM »
October 06, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-120

Media Accreditation Opens for Launch of NOAA’s JPSS-1 Satellite

NASA is scheduled to launch NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite on Friday, Nov. 10.

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting satellites, which will help increase weather forecast accuracy from three to seven days out, is scheduled to launch on Friday, Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2W is targeted for 1:47 a.m. PST (4:47 a.m. EST) at the opening of a 65-second launch window. JPSS, a collaborative effort between NOAA and NASA, represents significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring.

Media accreditation for U.S. citizens or permanent resident card holders is open through noon Wednesday, Nov. 1. Please provide full name, date of birth, and driver’s license or identification card number and state from which it was issued. The deadline for accreditation of international news media is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Please provide full name, date of birth, and passport number and country from which it was issued.

Media interested in attending launch need to register by emailing Michael Stonecypher, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Officer, at michael.stonecypher@us.af.mil.

JPSS satellites circle Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times daily providing full global coverage twice a day. Polar satellites are considered the backbone of the global observing system.

NOAA’s National Weather Service uses JPSS data as critical input for numerical forecast models, providing the basis for mid-range forecasts. These forecasts enable emergency managers to make timely decisions to protect American lives and property, including early warnings and evacuations.

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
« Reply #56 on: 10/09/2017 07:57 AM »
October 06, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-17

JPSS-1 Briefings and Events


The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first in a new series of four highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, which will help increase weather forecast accuracy from three to seven days out, is scheduled to launch on Friday, Nov. 10, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 is targeted for 1:47 a.m. PT (4:47 a.m. ET) at the opening of a 65-second launch window. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 1:15 a.m. PT.

JPSS represents significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. JPSS is a collaborative effort between the NOAA and NASA.

NOAA’s National Weather Service uses JPSS data as critical input for numerical forecast models, providing the basis for mid-range forecasts. These forecasts enable emergency managers to make timely decisions to protect American lives and property, including early warnings and evacuations.

JPSS satellites circle the Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times daily--providing full global coverage twice a day. Polar satellites are considered the backbone of the global observing system.

For more information, please visit https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss-1.

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The deadline for media accreditation of U.S. citizen or permanent resident card holders is Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 12 p.m. PT.

Please provide the following information:

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The deadline for accreditation of foreign national news media is Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. PT.

Please provide the following information:

-Full name
-Date of birth
-Passport number and country from which it was issued

For questions concerning accreditation, please contact Michael Stonecypher, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Officer, at michael.stonecypher@us.af.mil.

L-2 Day (Wednesday, Nov. 8)

Prelaunch News Conference and Science Briefing

A prelaunch status briefing will be held at 1 p.m. PT, followed by a science briefing at 2:30 p.m. PT. Both briefings will be held at Vandenberg’s Press Site TV Auditorium and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

L-1 Day (Friday, Nov. 9)

News Media Launch Pad Photo Opportunity and Remote Camera Setup

There will be an opportunity for news media to photograph the Delta II with JPSS-1 at the launch pad and establish sound-activated remote cameras at the pad. Media should meet at the Vandenberg south gate parking lot on California State Road 246 and 13th Street at 2:30 p.m. PT to be escorted to Space Launch Complex 2.

Media wishing to attend the launch pad photo opportunity and/or remote camera setup should confirm their participation with Michael Stonecypher, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Officer, at michael.stonecypher@us.af.mil no later than 12 p.m. PT, Friday, Nov. 3.


L-0 Day (Friday, Nov. 10)

Launch Viewing

Media covering the launch must confirm their participation with Michael Stonecypher, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Officer, at michael.stonecypher@us.af.mil no later than 12 p.m. PT, Friday, Nov. 3. Media covering the JPSS-1 launch will meet the Public Affairs Officers at 12 a.m. PT at the Vandenberg Air Force Base main gate parking lot located on California Boulevard and State Highway 1. Once all the credentialed media are assembled, Public Affairs will transport everyone to the press viewing site on north Vandenberg. Press credentials and identification from a bona fide news organization is required for base access. A driver's license alone is not sufficient. After launch, media will be escorted back to the main gate. A post-launch news conference will not be held.

NASA TV Launch Coverage

NASA TV live coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. PT. Coverage will conclude after spacecraft separation. There is no planned post-launch news conference. A post-launch news release will be issued as soon as the state-of-health of the spacecraft can be verified. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135.

NASA Web Prelaunch and Launch Coverage

Prelaunch and launch day coverage of the JPSS-1 flight will be available on http://www.nasa.gov.  Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning at 1:15 a.m. PT as the countdown milestones occur. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog at https://blogs.nasa.gov/jpss.

Learn more about the JPSS-1 mission by visiting:

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https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss-1

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
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30-day countdown to JPSS-1 launch
Global data from new advanced polar satellite to improve U.S. weather forecasts

October 11, 2017 The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10, at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

“The new JPSS satellite will join GOES-16 as we are confronting one of the most tragic hurricane seasons in the past decade,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The JPSS satellite system will provide advanced forecasting on not only hurricanes, but also dangerous weather events threatening communities across the United States.”

The satellite, called JPSS-1, will provide meteorologists with a variety of observations, such as atmospheric temperature and moisture, sea-surface temperature, ocean color, sea ice cover, volcanic ash and fire detection. Forecasters will be able to use the data to better predict weather events and hazards, such as a hurricane’s track, and when a hurricane will intensify or weaken, as well as identifying power outages in addition to locating and evaluating damage following a storm.

Circling the globe 14 times a day

JPSS-1, which will be known as NOAA-20 when it reaches polar orbit, will join the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP), a joint NOAA-NASA weather satellite, giving the U.S. the benefit of two, sophisticated polar satellites in the same orbit. Each will circle the globe 14 times a day, 50 minutes apart and provide full, global observations for U.S. weather prediction. After it successfully clears the on-orbit test phase, NOAA-20 will become the nation’s primary polar weather satellite and Suomi NPP will become its back up.

“Having two advanced polar satellites in the same orbit will ensure our numerical weather models have the necessary, critical data to support forecasts up to seven days ahead of extreme weather events,” said Stephen Volz, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.

“Eighty-five percent of the data flowing into our weather forecast models come from polar-orbiting satellites, such as Suomi NPP and the new JPSS series,“ said Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “Using polar satellite data, we have been able to provide emergency managers with more accurate forecasts, allowing them to pre-position equipment and resources days before a storm. JPSS will continue this trend.”

Major Upgrade

The five next-generation instruments on JPSS will be a major upgrade from NOAA’s legacy polar-orbiting satellites. JPSS will provide more detailed information about atmospheric temperature and air moisture leading to more accurate near-term weather predictions. Over longer timescales, this data will help improve our understanding of climate patterns that influence the weather, such as El Nino and La Nina.

The JPSS program is a partnership between NOAA and NASA that will oversee all the satellites in the series. NOAA funds and manages the program, operations and data products. NASA develops and builds the instruments, spacecraft and ground system and launches the satellites for NOAA.

“The launch of JPSS-1 continues the strong, decades-long partnership between NOAA and NASA in developing state-of-the-art Earth observation satellites,” said Sandra Smalley, director of NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division. “We are proud to contribute to NOAA’s continued leadership in critical weather forecasting throughout the entire JPSS series.”

Ball Aerospace designed and built the JPSS-1 satellite bus, and Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite instrument, integrated all five of the spacecraft’s instruments and performed satellite-level testing and launch support. Raytheon Corporation built the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite and the Common Ground System. Harris Corporation built the Cross-track Infrared Sounder. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems built the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder and the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument.

NASA-TV will cover the launch live and can be viewed at www.nasa.gov/ntv, starting at 1:15 a.m. PST on November 10.

http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/30-day-countdown-to-jpss-1-launch

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
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Delta II to Launch JPSS-1

•Delta II JPSS-1 Mission ArtworkRocket: Delta II
•Mission: Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1
•Launch Date: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
•Launch Time: 1:47 a.m. PST
•Live Broadcast: Stay tuned for how you can watch live
•Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg AFB, California

Mission Description: The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the nation's advanced series of polar-orbiting environmental satellites. JPSS represents significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. These data are critical to the timeliness and accuracy of forecasts three to seven days in advance of a severe weather event. JPSS is a collaborative effort between NOAA and NASA.

JPSS satellites circle the Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times daily in the afternoon orbit--providing full global coverage twice a day.

Launch Notes: This launch will be ULA’s 123rd overall. This mission will mark the 53rd Delta II mission for NASA and 154th launch since the rocket’s first launch in 1989. Previous Delta II missions for NASA include the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers as well as Suomi NPP, the first next-generation polar-orbiting satellite in the JPSS series.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #DeltaII and #JPSS1.


Go Delta! Go JPSS-1!


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