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EAGLE-EYED JPSS-1 WEATHER SATELLITE TO LAUNCH NOV. 14 AFTER DELAY

EAGLE-EYED JPSS-1 WEATHER SATELLITE TO LAUNCH NOV. 14 AFTER DELAY After more than a year of preparations for liftoff, NASA will launch the first of four brand-new weather satellites next week after a four-day delay due to a battery glitch. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) will launch no earlier than Nov. 14 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. The mission, part of the space agency's collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was initially scheduled to launch Friday, Nov. 10. But NOAA officials announced yesterday (Nov. 6) that a faulty battery on the Delta II booster prompted the delay.    More



(Source: Space.com - Nov 8)

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