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Joint polar satellite system
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Paper Abstract

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is a joint NOAA/NASA mission comprised of a series of polar orbiting weather and climate monitoring satellites which will fly in a sun-synchronous orbit, with a 1330 equatorial crossing time. JPSS resulted from the decision to reconstitute the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) into two separate programs, one to be run by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the other by NOAA. This decision was reached in early 2010, after numerous development issues caused a series of unacceptable delays in launching the NPOESS system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8176, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV, 817605 (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900045
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy Trenkle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Phillip Driggers, Bastion Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8176:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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