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LIFT OFF! NOAA’s JPSS-1 heads to orbit

LIFT OFF! NOAA’s JPSS-1 heads to orbit

We Have Liftoff!

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST November 18, 2017. The satellite’s next-generation technology will help improve the timeliness and accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts three to seven days out.
 

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LIFT OFF! NOAA’s JPSS-1 heads to orbit

LIFT OFF! NOAA’s JPSS-1 Heads to Orbit

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST this morning. The satellite’s next-generation technology will help improve the timeliness and accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts three to seven days out.

“The value of the new JPSS satellite cannot be understated after this tragic hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “JPSS offers an unparalleled perspective on our planet’s weather, granting NOAA advanced insights which will be used to guard American lives and communities.”

 

“The power of our message is enhanced by the data.” -- Jason Vasquez, Conservation Program Director, Coral Reef Alliance.