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Christopher K.
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The GOES Satellites

Post by Christopher K. » September 21st, 2017, 2:29 pm

The new GOES-16 has been invaluable in acquiring data on the recent heavy-hitting storms Harvey, Irma and Maria.

About GOES-16:
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-16

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Re: The GOES Satellites

Post by Christopher K. » October 14th, 2017, 7:19 pm

Meteorologist Jesse Gunkel of Channel 33 will be presenting a talk on the GOES-16 satellite on Friday 20 October, 7:30pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The talk has no admission fee and is aimed at a general adult audience.

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Re: The GOES Satellites

Post by Christopher K. » February 27th, 2018, 12:56 pm

GOES-S is going up! A pre-launch news briefing at Kennedy Space Center begins at 12pm CST; it will air on both NASA-TVs. At 1:30pm on NASA-TV3 the science briefing will take place; that's also from Kennedy.

Tomorrow at 9am CST the GOES-S rollout will be broadcast on NASA-TV1; then at 10am CST a social media briefing will occur (broadcast on both NASA-TVs).

The rollout will be replayed on both NASA-TVs tomorrow at 1:30pm CST and 6:30pm CST.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... ing-launch

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Re: The GOES Satellites

Post by Christopher K. » March 2nd, 2018, 12:28 am

GOES-S launched at 4:02pm and confirmation of solar array deployment came at 7:58pm (both CST). In about two weeks the machine will be renamed GOES 17.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... -satellite

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Re: The GOES Satellites

Post by Christopher K. » March 3rd, 2018, 5:46 pm

The GOES-S launch will be rebroadcast on NASA-TV1 tonight at 9:30pm CST; this replay can be viewed at the Highland Road Park Observatory during Evening Sky Viewing Plus. The launch will also be replayed on both NASA-TVs tomorrow at 8am CST, 3pm CST and 7pm CST.

GOES-S is now in geosynchronous transfer orbit...
https://blogs.nasa.gov/goes/2018/03/01/ ... ove-earth/

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