NPOESS

National Polar‐orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

SDL has been part of the government team for the National Polar‐orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) since 1995.

SDL’s roles have included:

  • Overseeing the development and testing of the Crosstrack Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and the data product algorithm validation for CrIS.
  • Overseeing the development and testing of the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)
  • Performing pre‐ and post‐launch calibration and validation for CrIS and ATMS.

SDL’s support for NPOESS continues to focus on performing studies to reduce risk in future NOAA weather satellites, and on providing engineering and science expertise to ensure that data products continue to meet the needs of the of the global weather community.