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NASA launches powerful weather satellite to forecast droughts, forest fires


NASA launches powerful weather satellite to forecast droughts, forest fires

Vandenberg Air Force Base (United States), Nov 19 (ANI): National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday launched a weather satellite designed to help forecast droughts and forest fires. The high-tech satellite has been designed with an aim to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts in the United States.

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A collaboration between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Satellite will be the first of four satellites to orbit around the Earth's poles.

The data will be downloaded to stations in the Antarctic and Arctic.

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