Gallery: Delta rocket launches with NPP

The NPP advanced environmental satellite to observe our home planet's weather and climate lifted off aboard the workhorse Delta 2 rocket at 2:48 a.m. local (5:48 a.m. EDT; 0948 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now

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