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JPSS-1 Satellite Launched Delayed… Again

15 Nov 2017, 4:45 am

The much anticipated launch of NOAA’s new weather satellite was once again delayed.

The launch of the weather satellite, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) 1, has now been three times. It was originally schedule to launch last week, but was delayed due to a faulty battery.

Then on Tuesday morning, just minutes before the the scheduled takeoff, NASA postponed the launch due to a “technical issue.”

 

The seconds attempt to launch JPSS-1 was scrubbed due to excessive upper level winds. In the upper-levels of the atmosphere, a region of 100+ mph winds were right above the launch site this morning.

This prompted NASA to scrub the launch.

NASA says the team is assessing their options and have not announced when the next attempt will be.

For more on this new weather satellite, click here.

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