NPOESS News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Transfers Operational Control of Environmental Satellite
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 4, 2013
    Posted on: 3/4/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT

  • Storms, Ozone, Vegetation and More: NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Returns First Year of Data
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Posted on: 11/8/2012 12:54:13 AM PDT

  • Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Begins Climate and Weather Studies
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Posted on: 3/7/2012 11:28:39 PM PDT

  • NASA Renames Earth-Observing Mission in Honor of Satellite Pioneer
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Posted on: 1/25/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT

  • Ball Aerospace-Built OMPS Instrument Onboard NPP Satellite Returns First Data
    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. - Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Posted on: 1/25/2012 1:20:26 AM PDT

  • Historic First Image Downloaded from VIIRS
    Raytheon Company - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Posted on: 11/23/2011 2:44:19 AM PDT

  • NASA's NPP Satellite Acquires First VIIRS Image
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Posted on: 11/23/2011 2:42:28 AM PDT

  • NASA Invites Elementary Students and Their Families to a Free Inside Look at the Newest Earth-observing Satellite, NPP
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    Posted on: 11/17/2011 2:03:04 AM PDT

  • NASA Launches Multi-Talented Earth-Observing Satellite
    NASA HQ - Friday, October 28, 2011
    Posted on: 10/28/2011 7:05:54 PM PDT

  • NASA Langley Watches Ceres Launch Aboard NPP Satellite
    Langley Research Center - Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Posted on: 10/27/2011 4:04:55 PM PDT

  • NASA Plans Media Briefings on NPP Launch from California
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Posted on: 10/26/2011 2:16:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Twitter Followers to Launch of Earth-Observing Satellite
    NASA HQ - Friday, October 21, 2011
    Posted on: 10/21/2011 3:39:34 PM PDT

  • Press Invited To View NASA Satellite Launch From Suitland NOAA Facility
    NASA HQ - Friday, October 21, 2011
    Posted on: 10/21/2011 3:39:15 PM PDT

  • NPP Satellite Ready For Launch Oct. 27
    Kennedy Space Center - Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Posted on: 10/13/2011 6:18:03 PM PDT

  • NASA Readies New Type Of Earth-Observing Satellite For Launch
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Posted on: 10/12/2011 5:45:32 PM PDT

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Democrats See Some Progress on JPSS, Urge Stable Funding
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 7:12:17 PM PDT

  • Troubled Weather Satellite's Future Uncertain, Witnesses Say
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT

  • NASA Earth-Observing Satellite Arrives In California For Launch
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Posted on: 8/31/2011 10:24:39 PM PDT

  • Raytheon Ground System Passes Launch Test for Critical Polar Orbiting Satellite
    Raytheon Company - Thursday, August 25, 2011
    Posted on: 8/25/2011 6:33:49 PM PDT

  • Ball Aerospace Hosts Media Briefing on Scheduled Launch of NPP Weather & Climate Satellite
    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. - Friday, August 5, 2011
    Posted on: 8/5/2011 6:00:32 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Image: Auroras over North America As Seen By Suomi NPP satellite
    NASA HQ - October 10, 2012
    Posted on: 10/10/2012 11:28:24 PM PDT

  • AIP FYI Number 101: An Update on the Nation's Weather Satellite Program
    American Institute of Physics - July 20, 2012
    Posted on: 7/20/2012 10:22:52 PM PDT

  • Images in an instant: Suomi NPP begins direct broadcast
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 12, 2012
    Posted on: 7/13/2012 1:07:28 AM PDT

  • Geostationary Weather Satellites: Design Progress Made, but Schedule Uncertainty Needs to be Addressed
    Government Accountability Office - June 28, 2012
    Posted on: 6/28/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT

  • Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Changing Requirements, Technical Issues, & Looming Data Gaps Require Focused Attention
    Government Accountability Office - June 28, 2012
    Posted on: 6/28/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT

  • Ozone Suite on Suomi NPP Continues More Than 30 Years of Ozone Data
    Goddard Space Flight Center - February 23, 2012
    Posted on: 2/24/2012 2:59:38 AM PDT

  • First Light' Taken by NASA's Newest CERES Instrument
    NASA HQ - February 2, 2012
    Posted on: 2/2/2012 6:02:02 PM PDT

  • Image: Suomi NPP's View of North America
    NASA HQ - January 25, 2012
    Posted on: 1/26/2012 5:27:16 AM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: Mission Support to the NPP Mission
    Goddard Space Flight Center - October 23, 2011
    Posted on: 10/23/2011 12:55:06 PM PDT

  • Statement by Rep. Miller: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT

  • Statement by Rep. Donna Edwards: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 8:11:24 PM PDT

  • Statement by Rep. Paul Broun: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 6:56:27 PM PDT

  • Statement by Rep. Andy Harris: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 6:55:34 PM PDT

  • Testimony by Kathryn Sullivan: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 6:53:51 PM PDT

  • Testimony by Christopher Scolese: Hearing on Polar Weather Satellite Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 6:48:54 PM PDT

  • GAO: Polar Satellites: Agencies Need to Address Potential Gaps in Weather and Climate Data Coverage
    Government Accountability Office - September 23, 2011
    Posted on: 9/23/2011 6:42:16 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG: NASA's Management of the NPOESS Preparatory Project
    NASA Office of Inspector General - June 2, 2011
    Posted on: 6/2/2011 2:15:38 PM PDT

  • NPOESS Lessons Evaluation Executive Summary
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - February 7, 2011
    Posted on: 2/8/2011 1:49:28 AM PDT

  • Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making
    Government Accountability Office - June 20, 2009
    Posted on: 6/20/2009 11:00:37 AM PDT

  • Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft: Elements of a Strategy to Recover Measurement Capabilities Lost in Program Restruct
    National Research Council - September 12, 2008
    Posted on: 9/12/2008 8:45:07 PM PDT