NOAA’s first advanced polar-orbiting satellite to be launched in November
The JPSS-1 satellite is scheduled to launch on Nov. 10 at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
JPSS will bring the latest and best technology NOAA has ever flown in a polar orbit to capture more precise observations of our atmosphere, land and waters. JPSS-1, which will be known as NOAA-20 when it reaches orbit, will join Suomi NPP, the joint NOAA-NASA weather satellite, giving the U.S. the benefit of two, sophisticated polar satellites in the same orbit. Each will circle the globe 14 times a day, 50 minutes apart and provide full, global observations for U.S. weather prediction.
Media teleconference on JPSS-1 followed by Q&A
Wed., Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. EDT
- Ajay Mehta, acting deputy director for systems, NOAA's Satellite and Information Service
- Dr. Louis Uccellini, director, NOAA’s National Weather Service
- Greg Mandt, director, Joint Polar Satellite System
- Sandra Smalley, director, NASA Joint Agency Satellite division
The event is for credentialed reporters only.
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