NPP Launched Successfully, Cubesats Deployed

NPP Launched Successfully, Cubesats Deployed

NASA’s NPP earth observing satellite was successfully launched by a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA this morning. The satellite is in orbit with its solar arrays open.

The satellite will now undergo a checkout period that will last several weeks.

Six cubesats were deployed from the Delta II’s second stage after NPP was delivered to its correct orbit: AubieSat-1 from Auburn University, RAX-2 and M-Cubed from the University of Michigan, Explorer-1 [Prime] from Montana State University, and two DICE (Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment) satellites from Utah State University.

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