NOAA-N Prime Launch Print
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Friday, 06 February 2009 14:42

A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space, Feb. 6, after a picture-perfect launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA-N Prime spacecraft lifted off at 2:22 a.m. PST aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2. Approximately 65 minutes later, the spacecraft separated from the Delta II SLV.

Shortly after liftoff, flight controllers tracked the launch vehicle�s progress using real-time telemetry data relayed through NASA�s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System. NOAA-N Prime was in a power positive mode with its solar array deployed approximately five minutes after spacecraft separation. NOAA-N Prime was renamed NOAA-19 after achieving orbit.



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