An artist’s illustration of the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 satellite tv for pc in Earth orbit. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket will launch the satellite tv for pc for NASA and NOAA on Nov. 14, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Credit: Ball Aerospace
If you are an area fan and an early-riser, then NASA has the Tuesday for you. In a cosmic twofer, a complicated new climate satellite tv for pc is launching into area tomorrow (Nov. 14) as a robotic cargo ship arrives on the International Space Station and you may watch all of it dwell on-line.
The area motion begins at three:15 a.m. EST (0815 GMT), when NASA’s webcast begins to chronicle the arrival of Orbital ATK-built Cygnus cargo ship S.S. Gene Cernan on the ISS to ship greater than three tons of provides. The Cygnus launched towards the area station Sunday (Nov. 12) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Astronauts on the area station will seize the Cygnus with a robotic arm at four:50 a.m. EST (0940 GMT).
Just minutes earlier than the Cygnus’ station arrival, at four:47 a.m. EST (0947 GMT), NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will launch the primary in a brand new household of superior climate forecasting satellites — known as the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) — from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. JPSS-1 will map all the Earth twice a day to badist scientists create the extra correct climate forecasts. It will launch atop a Delta II rocket constructed by the United Launch Alliance.
You can watch the area launch and arrival dwell right here, courtesy of NASA TV, which can air each occasions in separate webcasts the company’s livestream channels. But you may must plan your pre-dawn viewing fastidiously.
NASA’s webcast of the Cygnus arrival will start at three a.m. EST (0800 GMT) on the NASA TV Public Channel and pause after the spacecraft is efficiently grappled with the area station’s robotic arm. It will resume at 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT) to point out views of Cygnus being connected to the station.
Meanwhile, the JPSS-1 satellite tv for pc launch webcast will start at four:15 a.m. EST (0915 GMT) and be carried dwell on the NASA TV Media Channel and run repeatedly by the satellite tv for pc’s launch. The United Launch Alliance may also submit Delta II rocket updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook all through the mission utilizing the hashtags #DeltaII and #JPSS1.
Whew! That’s plenty of area comings and goings to get by earlier than dawn!