Polar-orbiting satellite will provide critical support for predicting extreme weather and climate change
Experts from NOAA, NASA, United Launch Alliance (ULA), Ball Aerospace, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and L3Harris will hold a virtual media briefing to preview the upcoming launch and mission of NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2), the third in a series of five advanced polar-orbiting satellites.
JPSS-2 is scheduled to launch on November 1, 2022, aboard a ULA Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.
Circling Earth 14 times a day, JPSS satellites provide information that feeds numerical weather forecasting models, predicts weather events including heavy rainfall, winter storms and hurricanes, and helps detect environmental hazards like forest fires and volcanic eruptions. The satellites also monitor global oceans, measuring sea-surface temperature and tracking sea ice and harmful algal blooms. Additionally, they provide important climate data on ozone and atmospheric temperature.
Virtual media briefing and Q&A about the launch and mission of the JPSS-2 satellite and instruments
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 pm. EDT
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- Mitch Goldberg, Chief Scientist, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
- Tim Walsh, JPSS Program Director, NOAA
- Jordan Gerth, Meteorologist, NOAA National Weather Service
- Scott Capehart, JPSS Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
- Shaun Daly, JPSS-2 Mission Manager, NASA Launch Services Program
- André Dress, JPSS Flight Project Manager, NASA-Goddard
- Barb Egan, Civil/NASA Program Director, United Launch Alliance
- John Gagosian, Director, NASA Joint Agency Satellite Division
- Sarah Lipscy, Acting Director, Civil Space, New Business, Ball Aerospace
- Matt Magana, Vice President, Raytheon Intelligence and Space
- Andrew Stoller, Program Manager, Cross-track Infrared Sounder Spectral Solutions, L3Harris Technologies
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