The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft will launch from a Delta II 7320-10C Space Launch Vehicle, Boeing Satellite Systems.
The NOAA-N Prime satellite main body dimensions measure: 4.2 meters (13.75 feet) long, 1.88 meters (6.2 feet) diameter.
The NOAA-N Prime satellite Solar array dimensions measure: 2.73 meters by 6.14 meters (8.96 feet by 20.16 feet); 16.76 square meters (180.63 square feet).
The NOAA satellites carry seven scientific instruments, two search and rescue instruments and a data recording system.
03.09.09 - Once NOAA-N Prime achieved orbit and was operational, it was renamed "NOAA-19" and NASA handed over the control of the Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES) to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
02.25.09 - This NOAA-19 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3) Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) image was taken in by Fred E. Piering.