A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 launches the Defense Meteorological Satellite System (DMSP)-F19 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 3, 2014. Credit: United Launch Alliance
A rendering of a DMSP Block 5D weather satellite. Credit: USAF/SpaceNews
Meteosat-7 Indian Ocean imagery
DMSP spacecraft
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
Gen. John Hyten, the head of Air Force Space Command, said the Pentagon's most recently launched weather satellite is "about dead." Credit: House Armed Services Committee screen grab.
DMSP spacecraft
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) questioned whether the Air Force can capably run space programs after trouble with its weather satellite program. Credit: House Armed Services Committee
DMSP satellite
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
DMSP-USAF
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 launches the Defense Meteorological Satellite System (DMSP)-F19 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 3, 2014. Credit: United Launch Alliance
DMSP spacecraft
DMSP satellite

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