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Polar Operational Environmental Satellites Videos & Animations

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), a collaborative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its acquisition agent, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is the Nation's most advanced system of polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites.

JPSS delivers key observations for the Nation's essential products and services, including forecasting severe weather like hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards days in advance, and assessing environmental hazards such as droughts, forest fires, poor air quality, and harmful coastal waters. 

Find out more about these satellites and their instruments below.