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Christopher K.
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The GOES Satellites

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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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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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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

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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

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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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Re: The GOES Satellites

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GOES can relay the raw factual data of the seasons, but can it relay the art? Sometimes, we may need one sole montage image to remind us of the amazing changes that transpire just in one location on the Earth...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200409.html

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