Coming September 30, 2022
5:24 am EST
In September 2022, NOAA’S JPSS-2, the third satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System series, is scheduled to lift off from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The satellite, to be renamed NOAA-21 upon reaching orbit, will continue the work of its predecessors NOAA-20 (formerly JPSS-1) and the NOAA-NASA Suomi-NPP.
JPSS-2 will scan our planet as it orbits from the North to the South Pole, crossing the equator 14 times a day. From 512 miles above Earth, it will capture data that inform weather forecasts, extreme weather events and climate change.
Stay tuned for updates...