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NOAA's JPSS-2 Satellite Instruments Ready for Delivery to the Spacecraft

NASA.gov, July 15, 2020: In four different U.S. cities are four shipping containers, each one carrying an instrument that will travel to space to capture critical data on our planet’s weather and climate. These are the instruments built for JPSS-2, the third satellite of NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System series, to be named NOAA-21 when it reaches orbit. Next month, the instruments will start getting shipped to the Northrop Grumman facility in Gilbert, Ariz., to get integrated into the spacecraft.  The first instrument to make the trip will be VIIRS, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite. After VIIRS will be OMPS, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite, which was built by Ball Aerospace. Read Full Story.