The satellite, a collaboration between NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is meant to relay information back to earth with weather forecasts.
JPSS-1 is planned to be placed into a non-geosynchronous polar orbit that will allow for a almost complete coverage of the entire Earth's surfaces twice in each 24-hour period with state-of-the-art instruments that are expected to aid meteorologists and other scientists and researchers to better predict severe weather phenomena such as hurricanes up to seven days ahead of the incident.
"Eighty-five percent of the data flowing into our weather forecast models come from polar-orbiting satellites, such as Suomi NPP and the new JPSS series", Louis W. Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service, said in a statement. Both the ULA Delta- II rocket and the JPSS-1 satellite were in a safe condition after the attempt the Space.com report added. Instruments aboard polar-orbiting satellites, like ones aboard JPSS-1 and its preceding spacecraft, known as the Suomi-NPP, obtain data on the winds and moisture in the upper atmosphere. The first stage of the Delta II rocket arrived at Vandenberg's NASA Hangar 836 on April 4, 2016.More news: Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through
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"There was some discussion, short, brief discussions, but with our short window there wasn't enough time to outbrief that issue and come to resolution", NASA launch manager Omar Baez said in the Space.com report.
The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying the JPSS-1 mission for NASA and NOAA was scrubbed today due to a red range and a late launch vehicle alarm. "JPSS will continue this trend", he added.
The ATMS instrument is the second flight model and is slated to fly on the first JPSS satellite in 2016.
NASA-TV will cover the launch live and can be viewed at www.nasa.gov/ntv, starting at 1:15 a.m. PST on November 10. This interagency effort (JPSS) is the latest generation of USA polar-orbiting, non-geosynchronous environmental satellites.