NASA’s National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft was launched aboard a Delta II rocket at 5:48 a.m. EDT today, on a mission to measure both global climate changes and key weather variables. Just watch this superb live NASA video of today’s NPP launch from Vandenberg.
Now here’s a coincidence. It’s only a few hours ago that I published the previous blog post which mentioned a visit near Vandenberg USAF Base and satellite launch facility.
Good for ULA’s Delta II launcher!