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JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)
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.

Mission Type Earth Science
Orbit Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Atlas V 401
Atlas V 401

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Manufacturer United Launch Alliance
Thrust 3827kN
Length 58.3m
Diameter 3.8m
LEO Capacity 9050kg
GTO Capacity 4950kg
Launch Cost $115m
United Launch Alliance
United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Tory Bruno
Launch Vehicles Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
Spacecraft CST-100 Starliner
Space Launch Complex 3E
Space Launch Complex 3E
Location Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Total Launches 47
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