According to the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) both are set to launch a new satellite as part of their exclusive joint partnership.
The satellite, JPSS-1 is the first in a series of ultramodern polar-orbiting satellites that are set to launch from the Joint Polar Satellite System.
The endgame is to increase our understanding of information about our planet helps the nation plan, predict, respond, and protect lives and property.
The United States government recognizes that the nation’s system of polar-orbiting environmental satellites is necessary for supporting climate research and operational weather and storm forecasting for civil, military and international partners.
JPSS will continue to address NOAA’s requirements to provide global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, as well as provide space weather observations, and direct readout and data collection products and services to users and customers.
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the latest generation of United States polar-orbiting, non-geosynchronous, environmental satellites. JPSS will provide the global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, and scientific data used for climate monitoring.
JPSS will also aid in fulfilling the mission of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is an agency of the Department of Commerce.
All the data and imagery obtained from the JPSS will increase timeliness and accuracy of public warnings and forecasts of climate and weather events, thus reducing the potential loss of human life and property and advancing the national economy.
The JPSS is developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who is responsible for the operation of JPSS. Two satellites are planned for the JPSS constellation of satellites.
New JPSS satellites will be flown and the scientific data from JPSS will be processed by the JPSS - Common Ground System (JPSS-CGS).
The first satellite launch (not including the NOAA/NASA partnership on Suomi NPP), JPSS-1, is scheduled to launch on November 14, 2017 (today).
There are plans for three other JPSS satellites to follow between 2021 and 2031.
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