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  • NOAA’s next-generation weather satellite JPSS-1 set to launch Tuesday

    Ocean McIntyreNovember 13th, 2017

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is eagerly anticipating the launch of the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). JPSS-1 is the newest and most advanced weather satellite to date using many of the same instruments on the Suomi NPP satellite launched on October 28, 2011.

  • JPSS-2 satellite design review completed in leadup to launch

    Jason RhianSeptember 15th, 2016

    Orbital ATK engineers working on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) second Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-2) have wrapped up the spacecraft Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The roughly four-day long PDR ran from Aug. 29 until Sept. 1 at the company's facility located in Gilbert, Arizona.