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NOAA Satellites

 

Artist's rendering of the JPSS-1 satellite in orbit.

 

JPSS-1 is first in a series of Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft. Its mission is to gather vital scientific data about the land, oceans, and atmosphere to enhance the accuracy of long-range forecasts; track severe weather such as hurricanes, blizzards, and droughts; and monitor the oceans and changes on Earth’s surface from 512 miles above in space.

 

Photo credit: NOAA via Flickr

 

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Uploaded on June 22, 2018