NPP Second Stage Burn 2 & Spacecraft Separation

The NPP Spacecraft was successfully deployed from the Delta II Second Stage at around 10:47 UTC after a short second burn of the second stage. NPP will extend and improve upon the Earth system data records established by NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) fleet of satellites that have provided critical insights into the dynamics of the entire Earth system: clouds, oceans, vegetation, ice, solid Earth and atmosphere.

Source: NASA Television

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