GOES-U Launch Preparations

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GOES-U Prepares for Launch: Nears Completion of Critical Milestones and Arrives at SpaceX Hanger- Ready for Roll Out Live view of Pad 39A After completing several key steps, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite U (GOES-U) is on track for launch. The satellite, built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will liftoff aboard a […]

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GOES-East Transition Plan

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Swap of GOES-16 and GOES-U/19 With the launch of GOES-U scheduled for June 25, 2024, NOAA has created a Transition to Operations (T2O) plan that they will follow along with NASA, and private sector partners like Lockheed Martin, Space X, and L3 Harris. The T20 is provisional based upon a timely and successful launch. Key […]

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GOES-U to Launch in June

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GOES-U Launch Date and Time – NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for a critical launch on Tuesday, June 25th. Their two-hour target window opens at 5:16 p.m. EDT UPDATE: June 18th 2024 GOES-U Prepares for Launch: Media Gets a Close Look On June 6th, NASA facilitated a media viewing of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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NOAA and NASA to Brief Public on GOES-U Launch

Heads Up! NOAA and NASA to Brief Public on GOES-U Launch Calling all space enthusiasts and weather satellite watchers! There’s a virtual briefing happening on May 29th, 2024 at 11:00 am ET hosted by NOAA and NASA. The topic? The upcoming launch of GOES-U, the final satellite in the GOES-R series! Experts from NOAA, NASA, […]

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Satellite Processing-Science vs Art:

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The Science and Art of post-processing satellite imagery. By Carl G. Reinemann, USRadioguy.com At the most recent NOAA user group meeting, after I had finished my presentation, I had a couple of questions regarding my last slide, which was a full disk image of planet Earth, derived from the GOES-16 satellite and then, using bands […]

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Highschool GOES project

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A DIY GOES Parabolic Antenna (Rest in Pieces) This blog post chronicles a unique project undertaken for a recent manufacturing final by -MrNutter- Gabriel Nutter (gabenutter at gmail.com): building a parabolic antenna specifically designed to receive GOES weather satellite data. The creator, with no prior experience in this field, embraced a creative approach. While the […]

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ECLIPSE 2024

A GOES-16 MDS request has been coordinated for Tuesday, April 8, 2024, when a Total Solar Eclipse will take place over North America. This eclipse will appear first in the Eastern Pacific and move across Mexico, the United States, and finally over Canada before ending in the North Atlantic Tuesday evening. For this request, the […]

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

GOES-U Launch Rescheduled to Lift Off After Minor Delay Updated June 10th. 2024 The launch of GOES-U, the final satellite in NOAA’s GOES-R Series, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 25th. This shift allows extra time for engineers to complete repairs and tests on the Falcon Heavy core booster after a minor liquid oxygen leak […]

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Life after GOES, The GEO XO mission

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Unveiling the Future of Earth Observation: NOAA’s GeoXO Mission Get ready for a game-changer in Earth observation! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is gearing up for the Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) mission, a next-generation constellation of satellites that will revolutionize our understanding of our planet. NOAA expects that GeoXO will begin operating in […]

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GPS positioning on board GOES

Steady as she GOES

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Keeping GOES-R steady: GOES-R satellites constantly adjust their mirrors to capture precise Earth images. To do this smoothly, they must know exactly how they’re tilted and moving in space. This information comes from two sensors: Combining these inputs, GOES-R can constantly adjust its mirrors to counteract any jitters and stay perfectly still. Accuracy under pressure: […]

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