November 18, 2017

The JPSS-1 satellite blasting off atop a Delta 2 rocket (Image NASA TV)

A little while ago the JPSS-1 satellite blasted off atop a Delta 2 rocket in its 7920 configuration from the Vandenberg base. After almost one hour it successfully separated from the rocket’s last stage and entered a Sun-synchronous orbit, meaning it will fly over every area of ​​the Earth’s surface at the same local time, at an altitude of about 824 kilometers (512 miles).