S-NPP

S-NPP / JPSS
series

S-NPP patch JPSS patch
S-NPPS-NPP patchJPSS patch

This page contains philatelic information on the JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) series. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

The JPSS series was formerly known as the National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) series. The S-NPP (Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite, formerly known as the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite, is also part of the JPSS series.

JPSS-1, when launched and operational, will be renamed NOAA-20.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
S-NPP / JPSS S-NPP / JPSS S-NPP / JPSS


Below is a list of S-NPP / JPSS series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
S-NPP / JPSS
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a (BL36)
i330a
In background of MS2 (330a (2x 330))
In background of imperforate MS2 (i330a (2x i330))
2016Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proofMS2 proof
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proof fdcMS2 proof on FDC
Gambia3652 (Mi?)Block of 4 (3652a-d) from MS4 (3652 (a-d))2015Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Gambia3653 (BL?)Stamp from SS1
Netherlands1501 (Mi3407-3416)MS10 (1501 (a-j))2015Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
NetherlandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In background of MS3 (a-c)2016Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS9 (a-i), also detail2006NPOESS logo (now JPSS)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc1MS9 and cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc2MS9 on FDC (different)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdcMS9 on FDC (different)


Below is a list of S-NPP / JPSS series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
S-NPP / JPSS
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backS-NPP launch


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