Oct 24, 2011

NASA launching new weather and climate observing satellite

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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) – NASA will launch it’s newest Earth-observing satellite on Friday from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. Launch is scheduled for 2:48 AM.

The weather is forecasted to be cool and clear with no weather delays expected.

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) is the first mission to combine short and long term weather and climate observation instruments in one satellite.

NASA NPOESS

NASA NPP Mission

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