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This new satellite could produce the most accurate predictions yet

Once JPSS-1 makes it into orbit, its suite of five state-of-the-art instruments will collect the most high-resolution observations yet of our planet’s atmosphere, land and oceans, NOAA officials said.

New weather satellite promises quantum leap in forecasting

This next-generation weather satellite — known as Joint Polar Satellite System-1 — promises "a leap in data collection and quality equivalent to going from an old flip-phone to an iPhone X," said meteorologist Ryan Maue of, a meteorological firm.

Powerful weather satellite will improve forecasting

The Joint Polar Satellite System 1 spacecraft scheduled for launch from California early Tuesday is the first of four in a planned $11.3 billion program to ensure accurate forecasting and environmental analysis through 2038.

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