Delta II launch successful
5/20/2005 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket carrying a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite launches from here May 20.


Posted Saturday, May 21, 2005

  
Delta II launch successful
(U.S. Air Force photo by Vic Owens)


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5/20/2005 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket carrying a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite launches from here May 20. The NOAA-N satellite will monitor environmental events and improve weather forecasting worldwide. NOAA-N is the fourth in the current series of five polar-orbiting satellites with improved imaging and sounding capabilities. The spacelift commander for this mission is Col. Frank Wolf, 30th Space Wing vice commander.


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