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JPSS-2 Pre-Launch News Conference

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) & LOFTID

NASA and NOAA will hold a joint news conference ahead of the launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

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Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) & LOFTID

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 10, 2022, 9:49 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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. LOFTID is a tech demo for the inflatable heatshield technology. It will attempt to survive a reentry from orbit after JPSS 2 is separated. This test will validate the technology for various applications, such as landing large payloads on Mars and engine reuse on ULA’s Vulcan rocket.

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