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JPSS-2 Launch

JPSS-2 Launch

Coming September 30, 2022

5:24 am EST

 

 

2022-09-30T05:24:00

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...