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, Lockheed Martin and L3Harris and more will be in attendance.

GOES-U is a big deal. It’s the first of its kind to carry a coronagraph, a special instrument that will help us detect space weather events coming from the sun. This information is crucial for protecting our power grids and communications systems from solar storms.

The launch is scheduled for lift-off on June 25th, 2024 at 5:16 pm ET on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Once it reaches orbit, GOES-U will be renamed GOES-19 and take over for GOES-16 in the GOES-East position, keeping a watchful eye on weather patterns in the Western Hemisphere.

Want to learn more? The event website has all the details, and you can tune in to the briefing virtually on May 29th. Here’s a chance to hear from the experts behind this important mission, including representatives from NOAA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and L3Harris Technologies.

Participating in the briefing are:

  • Irene Parker, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems at NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
  • Pam Sullivan, Director, NOAA’s Office of Geostationary Earth Orbit Observations
  • Dan Lindsey, Program Scientist, NOAA’s GOES-R Program
  • Jordan Gerth, Meteorolgost, NOAA National Weather Service’s Office of Observations
  • Elsayed Talaat, NOAA’s Office of Space Weather Observations
  • John Gagosian, Director, NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division
  • Jagdeep Shergill, GOES-U Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
  • Chris Reith, Advanced Baseline Imager Program Manager, L3Harris Technologies
  • John Deily, GOES-R Flight Project Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Rex Engelhardt, GOES-U Mission Manager, NASA’s Launch Services Program

Don’t miss this opportunity to get all the latest information on GOES-U and its vital role in weather forecasting and space weather monitoring!

Use this link link to access the press briefing.
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