NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations


ATMS, CrIS, VIIRS and OMPS are all powered on and producing science data, Friday, August 12. Cal/Val teams and PALs are assessing products, and are all headed in a positive direction. CERES is assessing some issues that may affect Cal/Val. This science data will only be available through GRAVITE, CLASS and NDE I&T through which the Cal/Val teams and PALs can perform their full analysis....

The S-NPP High Rate Data downlink was activated on August 11, 2022, at 14:35 UTC. Direct Broadcast (DB) users are advised not to use the S-NPP science data for operations until OSPO sends the ESPC Notification stating that the data product has been approved for operational use. S-NPP product subscriptions on PDA OPS remain disabled. Product subscriptions on PDA OPS will be enabled as each product is cleared for operations by the Cal/Val teams and Product Area Leads (PAL) and approved by OSPO's Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD). OSPO will issue an ESPC Notification prior to distributing the product on PDA OPS. At that point CSPP LEO users can use the equivalent CSPP product for operations.

Full product recovery is expected to require approximately 2-3 weeks. PDA OPS subscriptions for all S-NPP products have been disabled. S-NPP product subscriptions will be activated for distribution through PDA OPS after each product is cleared for operations by the product recovery team. Users who have any questions may directly contact OSPO’s JPSS Data Operations Manager at and include the ESPC Help Desk on the cc line (

JPSS Operational Status

Welcome to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft status page. This page provides up to date status information on each spacecraft and its various subsystems.

Spacecraft Operational Status Status
Suomi-NPP Operational GREEN
NOAA-20 PM Primary GREEN

Suomi-NPP Spacecraft Status Summary

International Designation:  2011-061A Operational Status:  Operational
Catalog Number:   37849 Operational Status:  PM Primary
Launch Date:  10/28/2011 Operational Date:  5/1/2014
LTAN:   13:30:00 Inclination Angle:  98.79 deg
Altitude:  833km Period:   101.44 (minutes)

Subsystem Status:

Subsystem Description Status
ADCS Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem GREEN
ATMS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder GREEN
CDH Command and Data Handling GREEN
CERES Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System GREEN
COMM Communications GREEN
CrIS Cross-track Infrared Sounder GREEN
EPDS Electrical Power and Distribution System GREEN
FSW Flight Software GREEN
OMPS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite GREEN
PROP Propulsion Subsystem GREEN
TCS Thermal Control Subsystem GREEN
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite GREEN

System History

Date Time Component Description
05/1/2014   SNPP became Prime PM Mission.

NOAA-20 Spacecraft Status Summary

Spacecraft Letter:   JPSS-1 International Designation:   2017-073A
Catalog Number:   43013 Launch Date:   11/10/2017
Operational Date:   3/7/2018 Operational Status:  PM Primary
GAC:   No HRPT:   No    
LAC:   No APT:   No    
LTAN:   13:30:00 Inclination Angle:  98.79 deg
Altitude:  833km Precession Rate:  
Period:  101.44 (minutes)  
Note: Operational

Subsystem Status:

Subsystem Description Status
ADCSAttitude Determination and Control SubsystemGreen
ATMSAdvanced Technology Microwave SounderGreen
CDHCommand and Data HandlingGreen
CERESCloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Green
COMMCommunication SubsystemGreen
CrISCross-track Infrared SounderGreen
EPDSElectrical Power Distribution SubsystemGreen
FSWFlight SoftwareGreen
OMPSOzone Mapping and Profiler SuiteGreen
PROPPropulsion SubsystemGreen
TCSThermal Control SubsystemGreen
VIIRSVisible Infrared Imaging Radiometer SuiteGreen