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Vandenberg Launches NASA Weather Satellite, Conducts Low-Orbit Re-entry Test

A NASA satellite was launched and a low-Earth orbit flight test was conducted from Vandenberg Space Force Base Thursday. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 was sent into orbit via a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 1:39 a.m. In addition, NASA tested an Inflatable Decelerator from Space Launch Complex-3. […]