Meteorological, climatic, terrestrial, oceanographic, and solar-geophysical applications; global and regional environmental monitoring, search and rescue, data collection.

Launched in:2011
Repeat cycle:16 days
Orbit height:824 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: NOAA
Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (formerly NPOESS-1, NPOESS Preparatory Project - NPP)

Suomi NPP websites


ESA eoPortal - Suomi NPP
NASA Goddard - Suomi NPP and JPSS
NASA - Suomi NPP
NOAA - JPSS mission and instruments
LP DAAC - Suomi NPP VIIRS Product Table
NOAA - JPSS site
NASA - VIIRS Day Night Band (DNB)

Data ordering

NOAA CLASS - Suomi NPP available data
Eumetsat - Global data service
NOAA - Data Access by Satellite and Instrument
NASA EarthData - Search
NASA Goddard - Ocean Color Web
NASA - LANCE FIRMS Near-real time data
PODAAC - Suomi NPP data

On Board Sensors

ATMS (Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder)
CERES FM-5 (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System)
CrIMSS (Cross track Infrared and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (CrIS + ATMS))
CrIS (Cross-Track Infrared Sounder)
OMPS (Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite)
VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imager and Radiometer Suite)