The SNPP satellite orbiting 512 miles above the earth, transfers full orbit mission data to NASA's Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) receiving station (Svalbard, Norway) approximately every 100 minutes.
The full orbit mission data are immediately transferred to Direct Readout Laboratory (Maryland, United States).
Full Orbit Data Processing in a Multicore Environment
The stored mission data are processed into granules with the Real-Time Software Telemetry Processing System (RTSTPS). Granules are then presented to IPOPP for parallel processing in a multi-core environment to be processed before the subsequent downlink. Lastly the outputs are assembled to create the global image in full resolution.
Real-time Assembled Image
Global View Live
SNPP Full Orbit Data Tranfer
The global image is exported for web browser display in 2D or 3D environments.