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JPSS-2 Has a New Name: NOAA-21

JPSS-2 Has a New Name: NOAA-21 NOAA’s JPSS-2 satellite successfully launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Nov. 10 at 1:49 a.m. PST. This week, it was officially renamed NOAA-21. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of satellites provides the latest advancement in observations gathered from a polar orbit. In the past, NOAA's polar-orbiting satellites were each assigned a letter (-A, -B, -C, etc.) as they were being designed, built, and launched. Then, once each satellite reached orbit, they were renamed and assigned a number.   More

(Source: NOAA - Nov 23)

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