Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weather satellite scheduled for early Friday launch

A weather satellite is scheduled for launch early Friday from California atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

The $1.5 billion National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, will blastoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch window opens at 5:48 a.m. and runs to 5:57 a.m.

Forecasters say there's a 100 percent chance of weather conditions favorable for launch.

Live NASA TV coverage begins at 3:01 a.m. EDT.

For more background on the mission, check out this NASA Press Kit and ULA's Mission Operations Booklet.

And read a USA Today story about the next class of weather satellites potentially being at risk due to funding concerns.

NASA and ULA teams from the Cape are in Vandenberg to work the launch.

1 comment:

charioteer said...

Here is the censored TRUTH of how NASA really salutes its veterans:

Also, total lies concerning man able to survive going to Mars. It would take a wall of water enveloping the spacecraft at least several meters thick, to protect the occupants from deadly cosmic rays.

And even if it's just Mars Rovers going there, WHAT IS THE POINT? Is it to further scientific research on a diverse array of Mars rocks?

Not to mention that it is an ongoing HEALTH HAZARD to anyone even going into outer space earth orbit. Why are we subjecting human beings to this madness? Oh yes, the "conquering of space, the final frontier" brainwashing of the 'baby boomers'...who are now in charge.

Doesn't it appear that all of NASA's posts are so glamorous and seeming well-intentioned? Think again. They have an agenda to militarize space with their warmongering technology, at the expense of our atmospheric envelope and all life that depends upon our 'ocean of air'.

At NASA's environmental cleanup page,, it says, "We take full responsibility for any problems caused by past practices and ensuring the protection of the environment and the health of the surrounding community."

That's all well and good, now what about the ongoing SOLID ROCKET FUEL program? Is this present technology ensuring the protection of the environment?

Float to space instead of rocketing there, and accomplish everything at a mere 25 miles altitude that was being done, 14X further, at 350 miles out.

Even the Space Station and Hubble Telescope would operate better at this altitude. Why? Because the highly toxic SOLID FUEL ROCKET BOOSTERS are left out of the equation.

With the commercialization of space looming, this toxic mess is going to EXPONENTIALLY increase with automation. Henry Ford went from one Model T to 250,000 Model T's in only six years.

Also, documentation of how Nazi turned into NASA, and still continues to wage war upon our environment.

What does HELEN CALDICOTT have to say about this ongoing insanity...endorsed by Obama?