Mission: Suomi-NPP

Credit: NASA

When did Suomi-NPP launch?

October 28, 2011

Where is Suomi-NPP?

512 miles (824 km) above Earth

What does Suomi-NPP do?

Suomi-NPP is a satellite with five instruments that watch Earth's environment and climate. Data from this satellite are used to map land cover and watch changes in vegetation. NPP tracks atmospheric ozone and aerosols, and takes sea and land surface temperatures. NPP also monitors sea ice, land ice, glaciers, and natural disasters around the world.

Learn more about NASA’s Suomi-NPP.