GOES-18 HRIT- First Light Imagery

GOES-18 HRIT- First Light Imagery As planned, GOES-18 completed its slow drift after its first phase of post-launch testing (PLT). Arriving at 136.8° West, GOES-18 is in position for its second round of PLT’s. GOES-18, which launched on March 1, 2022, was initially delivered to 89.5 degrees west over the Central U.S. and began post-launch […]

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GOES-18 First Light Imagery

Earth from Orbit: NOAA Debuts First Imagery from GOES-18 May 11, 2022 On May 11, 2022, NOAA shared the first images of the Western Hemisphere from its GOES-18 satellite. The satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument recently captured stunning views of Earth. GOES-18, NOAA’s newest geostationary satellite, launched on March 1. The ABI views Earth with sixteen different […]

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AWS-1 , AWS- 3 and LIGADO interference and HRIT/GRB, HRPT

UPDATED 05-04-2022 Electromagnetic interference (EMI) refers to the disruption of a system’s operation due to an electromagnetic field created by the same or another electronic system. EMI is common and can affect any electronic system. The fifth generation of mobile technologies (5G) is no exception. 4G and 5G deployments can cause serious EMI issues too, […]

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GOES-U the 4th and Last of the GOES-R Series

For the first time, GOES-U will be launched aboard a SPACE X Falcon Heavy. The total cost for NASA to launch GOES-U is approximately $152.5 million. Launch scheduled for April 2024 from KSC 39A. Each of the GOES Satellites are designed for 5 years of orbital storage and 10+ years of operational use. GOES-U is […]

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GOES-T Launch Photos

Photographer Nicholas D’Allesandro graciously allowed me to share a few of his AMAZING launch photos. Also included are a few press photo’s from NASA, NOAA, and United Launch Alliance. Preview in new tab The Last view of GOES-T ~ SPACECRAFT SEPERATION!T+plus 3 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds.

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GOES-T Launch a success!

GOES-T, soon to be GOES-18, was successfully launched on March 1, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket. It was United Launch Alliance’s 149th mission, the 38th for Launch Services Program, and the 92nd launch of Atlas V. The Atlas […]

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GOES-T Roll Out and Fueling

GOES-T on the Launchpad After Rollout GOES-T was rolled out to the launchpad from the ULA Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) on Feb. 28, 2022. Photos by United Launch Alliance Atlas RP-1 Loading Begins Fueling of the Atlas V first stage is underway at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-41. The launch team is pumping 25,000 gallons […]

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GOES-T Launch COUNTDOWN

ATLAS V TO LAUNCH GOES-T Atlas V GOES-T Mission Profile A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 541 rocket passed the Launch Readiness Review on Feb 26th, and will launch Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) –T mission for NOAA, NASA and NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). The launch is planned for March 1st from Space […]

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GOES-T Mated to Atlas-V

G’Day Mate – GOES-T Mated to Atlas-V Thursday and Friday, February 17 and 18 marked the transport from the Aerotech Building to the Verticle Launch Assembly platform of NOAA’s GOES-T spacecraft. GOES-T was transported to the VLA aboard United Launch Alliance’s 72 wheeled spacecraft transporter. The spacecraft, encapsulated in the rocket’s 17.7-foot (5.4-meter) out-of-autoclave (OoA) […]

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GOES T Launch Dynamics

MISSION OVERVIEW A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 541 rocket will deliver the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-T spacecraft to an optimized geosynchronous transfer orbit. The optimized orbit places GOES-T closer to its final destination thereby conserving the satellite’s fuel supply for longer mission life. The mission is conducted in collaboration with […]

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