S-NPP

S-NPP / JPSS
(NOAA)
series

S-NPP (patch) JPSS (patch)
S-NPPS-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 was renamed NOAA-20 when it became operational.

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
Aland (Finland)Unknown (Mi?)From MS30 (30x unknown + 10 labels)2021"Verner E. Suomi"
Aland (Finland)Unknown fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (green printed) cachet on FDC
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?)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
2011-11-28: S-NPP (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


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