Definition Edit

The Joint Polar Satellite System‏‎ (JPSS) is the next generation of NOAA's polar-orbiting environmental satellites. JPSS represents significant technological and scientific advances in environmental monitoring and will help advance weather, climate, environmental and oceanographic science. JPSS will provide operational continuity of satellite-based observations and products for NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) mission.

Overview Edit

NOAA is responsible for managing and operating the JPSS Program, while NASA is responsible for developing and building the JPSS spacecraft.

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