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NASA Postpones Launch of Weather Satellite to Wednesday

14 Nov 2017, 1:26 pm

The launch we have all been waiting for was postponed again Tuesday morning.

NASA postponed the launch just minutes before takeoff due to a “technical issue.”

Launch of JPSS-1

WATCH LIVE: UPDATE: THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: From Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch of the JPSS-1! This launch will send a satellite into space that will help improve forecasting for days 3-7!! #NASA #JPSS1 #Launch

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The weather satellite, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) 1, was originally schedule to launch last week, but was delayed due to a faulty battery.

“We’re going to be launching NOAA’s JPSS-1, the first in the series of four highly advanced polar orbiting satellites that will improve the accuracy and timeliness of NOAA’s numerical prediction models and ultimately weather forecasts,” said Ajay Mehta, acting deputy director for systems of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.

The launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 15.

For more on this new weather satellite, click here.

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