S-NPP

S-NPP / JPSS
(NOAA)
series

(S)NPP (patch) JPSS (patch)
S-NPP(S)NPP (patch)JPSS (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 and 2 were renamed NOAA-20 and 21 when they became operational satellites.

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 (NOAA) S-NPP / JPSS (NOAA) S-NPP / JPSS (NOAA)


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
Day/Night Band (DNB) Imagery from S-NPP and JPSS are found on the Satellite Images page
Aland (Finland)442 (Mi501)From MS30 (442a (30x 442 + 10 labels))2021"Suomi NPP" (and "Verner E. Suomi")
Aland (Finland)442 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (green printed) cachet on FDC
Aland (Finland)442 maxiMaxicard (442)
Aland (Finland)442 saSelf-adhesive
Aland (Finland)442 sa fdcSelf-adhesive stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (green printed) cachet on FDC
Aland (Finland)NoneYear set, outside (design like Aland 442)2021Suomi NPP
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In (right) margin of MS9 (a-i)2006NPOESS logo (became JPSS)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS9 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdc1Imperforate MS9 and (purple and black printed) cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdc2Imperforate MS9 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
2011-10-28: S-NPP (and OSCAR-71 and others)
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backS-NPP launch
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverS-NPP launch
JPSS-type (NOAA)
2017-11-18: JPSS-1 / NOAA-20 (and OSCAR-91 and others)
United States2017-11-18Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverJPSS-1 (NOAA-20) launch
2022-11-10: JPSS-2 / NOAA-21 (and LOFTID)
United States2022-11-10Vandenberg SFB, CA (black hand cancel)(Lollini) cachet on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch
United States2022-11-10Vandenberg SFB, CA (red hand cancel)(Red Eagle) cachet on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch
United States2022-11-10Vandenberg SFB, CA (red hand cancel)(Red Eagle) cachet (different) on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch; and LOFTID splashdown/recovery
United States2022-11-10Honolulu HI(Red Eagle) cachet on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch; and LOFTID splashdown/recovery
United States2022-11-10Honolulu HI(Lollini) cachet on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch; and LOFTID splashdown/recovery
United States2022-11-011Vandenberg SFB, CA (red hand cancel)(JM) cachet on coverJPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch

1The "Nov 1, 2022" cancel appears to be an error, as Nov 10, 2022 was the launch date for JPSS-2 (NOAA-21).


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