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The next polar-orbiting weather sat
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) mission will collect critical data for civil and military weather-forecasting, storm tracking and climate-monitoring, above and beyond what’s available today.
Data and imagery from JPSS will save lives and protect property by increasing the timeliness and accuracy of weather event warnings and forecasts. The National Weather Service will feed JPSS data into models used for long-term weather forecasting, allowing scientists and forecasters to monitor and predict weather patterns with greater speed and accuracy. JPSS is also key for the continuity of long-term climate measurements, following the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft now on orbit, which we also built and integrated.
JPSS will fly a suite of advanced remote sensing instruments:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) manages JPSS satellites and instruments. NASA is the JPSS acquisition lead.
Spacecraft & Instrument Provider, Integration & Test Lead
Our job is designing and building the JPSS-1 satellite bus, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, integrating all instruments, and performing satellite-level testing and launch support. All under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The JPSS-1 spacecraft is part of our Ball Configurable Platform line of spacecraft designed for cost-effective, remote sensing applications. The JPSS-1 spacecraft bus is the twelfth spacecraft built on our core architecture which has more than 50 years of successful on-orbit operations.
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