JPSS-1 will provide continuity of critical observations for accurate weather forecasting, reliable severe storm outlooks, global measurements of atmospheric and oceanic conditions such as sea surface temperatures, ozone, and more. JPSS-1 represents significant technological and scientific advances in environmental monitoring and will help advance environmental, weather, climate, and oceanographic science. JPSS-1's primary user, NOAA's National Weather Service, will use the JPSS-1 data in models for medium- and long-term weather forecasting. JPSS-1 will allow scientists and forecasters to monitor and predict weather patterns with greater speed and accuracy and is key for continuity of long-standing climate measurements, allowing study of long-term climate trends.
This presentation will provide an overview of how the JPSS-1 satellite will be designed, built, tested and launched using Ball's recent experience as provider of Suomi NPP as an example.