The ground system for the JPSS mission is a global network of receiving stations linked to NOAA, which distributes the satellite data and derived products to users worldwide. The versatile ground system controls the spacecraft, ingests and processes data and provides information to users like NOAA's National Weather Service. The JPSS ground system delivers fresh data from the next generation of polar-orbiting satellites to users more quickly than ever before.
In addition to supporting the Suomi NPP, JPSS-1, or NOAA-20 as it will be known once operational, JPSS-2, JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 satellite missions, the ground system offers support to the wide variety of polar missions, which include but are not limited to:
The JPSS ground system development project focuses on the following areas: