US Air Force launches DMSP-19 meteorological satellite

The 19th U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) payload was successfully launched into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 at 7:46 a.m. PDT on 3 April 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, USA. The payload includes a Special Sensor Microwave – Imager/Sounder (SSMIS), UV imagers and instruments to monitor space weather.


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