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BCP-2000
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American Ball satellite bus in the 1000-kg class to accommodate high-precision optical surveillance payloads.

AKA: NPP;SBSS. Status: Operational 1999. First Launch: 1999-06-20. Last Launch: 2011-10-28. Number: 7 .


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QuikScat American earth sea satellite. One launch, 1999.06.20. Built under a NASA rapid delivery contract. Carried the SeaWinds scatterometer for remote sensing of ocean winds. Earth observing satellite built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, USA. Launched 1999. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

QuickBird American civilian surveillance satellite. One launch, 2001.10.18. The QuickBird commercial imaging satellite was owned by DigitalGlobe (formerly EarthWatch) and used a Ball BCP2000 bus with a launch mass of 1028 kg and a dry mass of about 995 kg. Earth observing satellite built by Ball Aerospace for Earthwatch Inc. => DigitalGlobe, USA. Launched 2000 - 2001. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

ICESat American earth land resources satellite. One launch, 2003.01.13. Laser Altimetry Mission satellite built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, USA. Launched 2003. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

Cloudsat American earth weather satellite. One launch, 2006.04.28. Earth Observation satellite built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, USAF STP (Space Test Program), USA. Launched 2006. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

SBSS 1 Space Surveillance satellite built by Northrop Grumman Space Technology (prime); Boeing; Ball Aerospace (bus) for Missile Defense Agency (MDA) through the U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC),, USA. Launched 2010. Used the BCP-2000. Launched 2010.

NPP / Suomi NPP / JPSS 1 Meteorology satellite built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, NOAA, USA. Launched 2011. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

GFO 2 Altimetry satellite built by Ball Aerospace for US Navy. Used the BCP-2000 bus.

Family: Earth, MX, Surveillance. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Titan, Thor, R-14, Kosmos 11K65M, Titan II SLV, Delta 7920-10C, Delta 7420-10C, Delta 7320-10, Minotaur IV. Launch Sites: Vandenberg SLC2W, Vandenberg SLC4W, Plesetsk LC132/1. Bibliography: 12147, 12148.
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