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Ball Aerospace Delivers the JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Site
by Staff Writers
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2017


The JPSS-1 satellite will host a suite of state-of-the-art instruments. For a larger version of this image please go here.

Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), NOAA's next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Aug. 31, where it is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, 2017. This follows a successful pre-ship review with NASA at Ball's Boulder, Colorado, manufacturing complex.

"The arrival of the spacecraft at Vandenberg is a tremendous milestone for the program and the culmination of excellent collaboration and hard work by the JPSS-1 team - NOAA, NASA, Ball, Harris, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman," said Rob Strain, president, Ball Aerospace. "This advanced weather satellite will play a significant role in providing actionable environmental intelligence to decision makers in government and business, and to the general public."

The JPSS series of polar-orbiting weather satellites will work as the foundation of NOAA's operational environmental forecasting system for the next 20 years. The JPSS missions are funded by NOAA to provide global environmental data in low-Earth polar orbit. NASA is the acquisition agent for the flight systems, launch services and components of the ground segment.

JPSS data increases the timeliness and accuracy of numerical forecast models three to seven days in advance of severe weather events. These forecasts allow for early warnings and enable agency managers to make informed decisions to protect American lives and property.

The JPSS-1 satellite will host a suite of state-of-the-art instruments: Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS - Northrop Grumman), Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS - Harris), Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS - Raytheon), Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS - Ball), and Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES - Northrop Grumman).

Ball designed and built the JPSS-1 spacecraft, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir instrument (OMPS), integrated all five of the satellite's instruments, and is performing satellite-level testing and launch support. JPSS-1 will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Following launch, JPSS-1 will join the Ball-built NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite which has served as NOAA's primary operational satellite for global weather observations since May 2014. Together, the two satellites, each circling the Earth 14 times per day, will provide global observations for U.S. weather and environmental predictions.

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Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling
Toulouse, France (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four to ... read more

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