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Titan-II with NOAA-M launched 6/24/2002 from VAFB SLC-4W at 11:23 a.m. PDT (18:23 UTC)


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Launched at 11:23:03.656 a.m. PDT. (18:23 UTC) 6/24/02
from VAFB SLC-4W a the opening of the 10 minute window.

The launch of the NOAA-M polar-orbiting weather satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aboard a U.S. Air Force Titan II rocket occured from Space Launch Complex 4 West at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Launch window extended from 11:22 - 11:32 a.m. PDT. The NOAA-M satellite will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world. NOAA-M is the third in the current series of five polar-orbiting satellites with improved imaging and sounding capabilities that will operate over the next 10 years. NOAA-M, built by Lockheed Martin, will collect meteorological data and transmit the information to the NOAA National Weather Service for its long-range weather and climate forecasts. Users around the world will also be able to access the satellite's images and data.

  • NOAA Project Homepage (GSFC)
  • NOAA-M Polar-Orbiting Satellite Brochure (PDF 2Mb)
  • NASA TV Coverage (G2 320x240 20/34/45Kb) (5.0 20Kb) (Schedule)
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  • Cape Canaveral Air Station Launch Information
  • Integrated Launch Forecast
  • Shuttle Countdown Home Page
  • KSC Video Home page


    Last Revised: June 24, 2002 11:50 am EDT (J. Dumoulin)
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