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JPSS-2/LOFTID PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE, Oct 28, 2022, VSFB/virtual, 6:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a pre-launch news conference for the launch of NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) and NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) technology demonstrator at 6:00 pm Eastern Time (3:00 pm Pacific) on October 28, 2022 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA. The launch is scheduled for November 1, 2022 at 5:25 am Eastern (2:25 am Pacific) from Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA.

The pre-launch briefing at Vandenberg will be broadcast on NASA Television, the NASA app, and NASA Live.

Participants are:

  • Tim Walsh, director, NOAA’s JPSS Program Office, NOAA
  • John Gagosian, director, NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division
  • Irene Parker, deputy assistant administrator, NOAA Systems, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Services
  • Omar Baez, launch director, NASA’s Launch Services Program
  • Gary Wentz, vice president, Government and Commercial Programs, ULA
  • Jim Reuter, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
  • Capt. Zack Zounes, launch weather officer, U.S. Space Force


October 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm