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BATTERY CHANGEOUT DELAYS WEATHER SATELLITE LAUNCH FROM CALIFORNIA

BATTERY CHANGEOUT DELAYS WEATHER SATELLITE LAUNCH FROM CALIFORNIA The launch of a new U.S. weather satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has been delayed at least four days to Nov. 14, allowing time for technicians to remove and replace a faulty battery on the payload’s Delta 2 rocket, United Launch Alliance said Monday. The satellite is set to head into an orbit circling over Earth’s poles, replenishing NOAA’s fleet of space-based meteorological sentinels and inaugurating a new generation of weather observatories to collect images of clouds and measurements of atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Nov 7)

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