NOAA-14 (or NOAA-J) was a U.S. weather satellite operated by the NOAA. NOAA-14 continued the third-generation operational, Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) series operated by the National Environmental Satellite Service (NESS) of the NOAA. NOAA-12 continued the series of Advanced TIROS-N NOAA-14 was launched on an Atlas E rocket on December 30, 1994 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
NOAA-14 was in a morning equator-crossing orbit and was intended to replace the NOAA-12 as the prime morning spacecraft. The goal of the NESS polar orbiting program was to provide output products used in meteorological prediction and warning, oceanographic and hydrologic services, and space environment monitoring.
The last contact occurred on May 23, 2007.