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United Launch Alliance | Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a Atlas V 401 rocket as part of the JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on 01/01/2022 UTC (Date May Change) from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 401 and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft gather global measurements of atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic conditions, including sea and land surface temperatures, vegetation, clouds, rainfall, snow and ice cover, fire locations and smoke plumes, atmospheric temperature, water vapor and ozone.

Rocket: Atlas V 401

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Agency: United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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