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NOAA-20 Launch Information

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JPSS-1 Launch

KEEPING TABS ON VOLCANIC ACTIVITY WITH VOLCAT


Every day, NOAA satellites contribute data to a suite of products known as VOLCAT (or Volcanic Cloud Analysis Toolkit), which is relied on for information about volcanic activity, eruptions and the location of volcanic ash clouds.


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Suomi NPP Provides Imagery, Data on California Wildfires


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Inside the World of JPSS


On November 18, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launched the JPSS-1 satellite (now NOAA-20)—the first operational satellite in NOAA’s next generation polar-orbiting satellite system!


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NOAA-20 Returns First ATMS Data


Eleven days after JPSS-1 launched into Earth orbit, the satellite, now known as NOAA-20, has sent back its first Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) science data as part of a series of instrument startups and checkouts that will take place before the satellite goes into full operational mode.


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