NOAA-N-Prime/Delta-II Launch Complex - VAFB Video Feeds

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

SLC-2W at VAFB NOAA-N closeout at VAFB
NOAA-N on SLC-2W at VAFB NOAA-N Launch
Launched at 2:22:01 a.m. PDT. (10:22 UTC) 2/6/09
from VAFB SLC-2W a the opening of the 10 minute window.

The NOAA-N Prime satellite, built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by Lockheed Martin, will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world. NOAA-N Prime is the fifth and last in the current series of five polar-orbiting satellites with improved imaging and sounding capabilities. The satellite will collect meteorological data and transmit the information to NOAA's Satellite and Information Service, which processes the data for input to the National Weather Service for its long-range weather and climate forecasts. Forecasters worldwide also will be able to access the satellite's images and data. NOAA-N Prime has sensors that will be used in the Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking System to monitor for distress signals around the world. NOAA-N PrimeThe NOAA-N Prime satellite main body dimensions measure: 4.2 meters (13.75 feet) long, 1.88 meters (6.2 feet) diameter. The NOAA-N Prime satellite Solar array dimensions measure: 2.73 meters by 6.14 meters (8.96 feet by 20.16 feet); 16.76 square meters (180.63 square feet). The NOAA satellites carry seven scientific instruments, two search and rescue instruments and a data recording system

  • NOAA Launch
  • NOAA-N Prime Polar-Orbiting Satellite Brochure (PDF 6Mb)
  • NASA TV Coverage (G2 320x240 20/34/45Kb) (5.0 20Kb)
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  • Cape Canaveral Air Station Launch Information
  • Integrated Launch Forecast
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