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CubeSats released from rocket



Running Time: 7 min 20 sec
File Size: 262 MB

A half-dozen student-made CubeSats hitching a ride aboard the Delta 2 rocket's second stage are ejected into orbit.

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NPP deployed into orbit



Running Time: 1 min 20 sec
File Size: 40 MB

The NPP climate and weather observatory is released from the Delta 2 rocket after a successful climb to orbit.

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NPP launch as seen live



Running Time: 6 min 56 sec
File Size: 267 MB

The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:48:01 a.m. carrying the NPP climate and weather observatory.

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Launch replay: South of the pad



Running Time: 3 min 19 sec
File Size: 120 MB

The launch of the Delta 2 rocket with the NPP spacecraft is captured from this camera located south of the pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Launch replay: West of the pad



Running Time: 55 sec
File Size: 32 MB

The launch of the Delta 2 rocket with the NPP spacecraft is captured from this camera located west of the pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Gantry retracted from rocket



Running Time: 2 min 40 sec
File Size: 106 MB

In preparation for blastoff, the mobile service gantry at Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 2 is rolled away from the Delta 2 rocket.

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Rocket's pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 9 min 37 sec
File Size: 366 MB

This narrated movie compiles the highlights from the Delta 2 rocket's pre-flight campaign at Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation to launch the NPP spacecraft.

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Satellite's pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 8 min 59 sec
File Size: 339 MB

This narrated movie compiles the highlights of the NPP spacecraft undergoing its pre-launch preparation campaign in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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NPP science interview



Running Time: 6 min 56 sec
File Size: 248 MB

This is a pre-launch interview with Jim Gleason, the NPP project scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Previewing Delta's ascent



Running Time: 5 min 57 sec
File Size: 207 MB

Learn about the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket's flight trajectory to deploy the NPP spacecraft into polar orbit.

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Earlier Hi-Def Coverage

GRAIL lunar mission
Jupiter-bound JUNO launch
Shuttle mission STS-135
Expedition 28 to space station
Shuttle mission STS-134
Expedition 27 to space station
Shuttle mission STS-133
Maiden launch of SpaceX Falcon 9
Shuttle mission STS-132
Shuttle mission STS-131
Shuttle mission STS-130
Solar Dynamics Observatory
Delta 4 with GOES P
Shuttle mission STS-129
Ares 1-X flight test
Delta 2 with STSS Demo
Atlas 5 launches PAN
Delta 2 launches GPS 2R-21
Shuttle mission STS-128
Shuttle mission STS-127
Delta 4 with GOES O
LRO and LCROSS lunar launch
Shuttle mission STS-125
Shuttle mission STS-119
Shuttle mission STS-126
Shuttle mission STS-124
GLAST gamma ray observatory launch

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