Launch of JPSS-1 scrubbed again, high upper level winds to blame

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NOAA JPSS 1 satellite photo credit Ball Aerospace

NOAA’s JPSS-1 satellite. Photo Credit: Ball Aerospace

The flight of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with its payload of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) spacecraft has been delayed for a second time. However, whereas yesterday’s (Nov. 14) scrub was caused by wayward boaters – issues with the atmosphere were to blame for today’s delay.

According to ULAThe launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the JPSS-1 mission for NASA and NOAA was scrubbed today due to a range safety hold and high upper level winds. The team is working to establish a new launch opportunity.

Representatives with the Colorado-based launch service provider had predicted that weather would give about an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch with the flight slated to get underway at 1:47 PT. 

Tagged: Delta II JPSS-1 Space Launch Complex 2 The Range United Launch Alliance Vandenberg Air Force Base

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