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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #40 on: 04/28/2017 08:22 PM »
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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

https://twitter.com/nasa_lsp/status/858046904252473344
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Jun 2017
« Reply #41 on: 06/19/2017 07:49 PM »
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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
« Reply #42 on: 06/19/2017 08:02 PM »
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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
« Reply #48 on: 08/29/2017 10:38 PM »
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
« Reply #50 on: 08/30/2017 06:37 AM »
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
« Reply #51 on: 09/01/2017 03:17 PM »
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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.

0947 UTC
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
« Reply #52 on: 09/05/2017 09:05 PM »
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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.
Photo credits: NASA/Randy Beaudoin
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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
« Reply #53 on: 09/06/2017 04:34 PM »
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
« Reply #54 on: 10/03/2017 01:28 PM »
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.

For more information about JPSS-1, visit:

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

https://www.jpss.noaa.gov

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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.

Accreditation

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:

-Full name
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-Driver’s license or identification card number and state from which it was issued

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:

www.jpss.noaa.gov

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

Join the conversation and follow the JPSS-1 mission on social media by using Twitter and Facebook at:

https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites

https://www.facebook.com/NOAANESDIS/

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Re: JPSS-1 - Delta II 7920-10C Nov 10, 2017 @ 0947 UTC
« Reply #57 on: 10/14/2017 08:19 AM »
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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
« Reply #58 on: 10/17/2017 07:39 AM »
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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