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NASA Plans Media Briefings on NPP Launch From California

10/26/2011 | PR Newswire

NASA will host a series of news briefings from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT, to discuss the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission.

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg on Friday, Oct. 28, during a nine-minute, 10 second window that opens at 5:48 a.m. NPP will collect critical data to improve our understanding of long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions. The second of NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELaNa) missions also will launch with NPP aboard a Delta II rocket.

Participants in the prelaunch news briefing are:

Participants in the NPP science briefing are:

Participants in the ELaNa briefing are:

The briefings will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website with question-and-answer capability available from agency field centers. Reporters also may email questions for participants during the briefings to Steve Cole at: stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov Emailed questions must include the journalist's name, affiliation and a contact telephone number.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:


For more information about the NPP mission, visit:


CONTACT: Steve ColeHeadquarters, Washington202-358-0918stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 25, 2011/


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