A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite tv for pc, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Photo: NASA TV through AP
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE: An superior US climate satellite tv for pc designed to enhance the accuracy of prolonged forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California.
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 am PST Saturday atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket.
The satellite tv for pc is the primary of 4 next-generation spacecraft for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Circling the Earth from pole to pole 14 occasions a day, JPSS-1 carries a set of 5 devices meant to make world observations that may enhance forecasts of extreme climate occasions three to seven days beforehand.
The satellite tv for pc additionally will contribute to near-term climate forecasts, local weather and ocean dynamics badysis, amongst many different makes use of.
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