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The NOAA-N Prime spacecraft is offloaded from a C-5 aircraft after arriving at Vandenberg Air Force Base Airfield in California. NOAA-N Prime was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company for its Advanced Television Infrared Observational Satellites -N series. The satellite will be launched from the Western Range at Vandenberg AFB by a United Launch Alliance two-stage Delta II rocket managed by NASA's Launch Service Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image credit: NASA/Jerry Nagy, VAFB Nov. 4, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons.


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