Delta II • JPSS-1

JPSS-1 satellite is developed under most recent weather observation and forecasting program. It was developed for U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by NASA. Satellite is based on bus by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. with following payload: Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) and Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES). United Launch Alliance was designated as launch service provider with their proven and reliable Delta II rocket in 7920 configuration. Rocket is equipped with nine GEM-40 boosters (each providing 492.2 kN of thrust), first stage with RS-27A engine (thrust at 1054 kN) and second stage powered by AJ-10 engine with thrust at 43.6 kN. Boosters are fueled with HTPB, first stage by RP1/LOX and second stage with Dinitrogen tetroxide/Aerozine. Rocket is long for 40 m, mass fits in the range 150000 kg -230000 kg. Maximal payload for LEO is 6100 kg in heavy variant.

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