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Liftoff!

The Delta II rocket carrying the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft lifts off the launch pad.

A Delta II rocket climbs into the dark, pre-dawn sky at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket successfully propelled the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft toward its polar orbit around Earth.

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Fairing Covers Spacecraft

Spacecraft is enclosed by fairing.

At Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians install the first half of a protective fairing that will encapsulate the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft during its journey to...

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Spacecraft Testing

The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft under goes testing.

At Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft is set up for testing. NOAA-N Prime is the latest polar-orbiting operational environmental weather sat...

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