Three New Satellites: SUOMI NPP, JPSS & GOES-R



Scientists are always working to improve our ability to observe the Earth remotely. It's because of this type of continued innovation that we have the ability to understand our planet the way you have learned so far through these modules. This module will guide you through some relatively new satellite meteorology developments.

In this module, you will learn about:

  1. Suomi NPP
    • The newest polar-orbiting satellite (launched October 2011)
  2. JPSS
    • Next-generation polar-orbiting satellites
  3. GOES-R
    • Next-genration geostationary satellite