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  • GOES-S, GOES-T satellites on track for launch

    Joe LatrellAugust 15th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In November 2016, the GOES-R spacecraft, part of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system, was launched. It was the first in a new class of weather monitoring satellites built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). After transitioning to a geostationary orbit, it gained a new name – GOES-16. Now two of the follow-up spacecraft, GOES-S and GOES-T, are on track to be completed and launched as scheduled.

  • NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite to showcase its lightning detection capabilities

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 21st, 2017

    NOAA’s new highly advanced GOES-16 (formerly known as GOES-R) weather satellite, which has just completed its third month in space, is expected to provide crucial data necessary to detect the presence of lightning earlier and better than before.

  • Lockheed Martin completes assembly of GOES-S weather satellite

    Curt GodwinDecember 21st, 2016

    Although the recently launched GOES-R series satellite, since designated GOES-16, has yet to enter operation, Lockheed Martin hasn't been idle. The second member of the GOES-R series of weather satellites, GOES-S, is now complete and undergoing mechanical and environmental tests to ensure the spacecraft can handle the rigors of launch and harshness of space.

  • Photo Gallery: The launch of GOES-R

    Mike DeepNovember 29th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lofting into space the most advanced weather satellite, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket soared into the black. The workhorse delivered GOES-R to geostationary orbit some three hours later. The window for the Nov. 19 launch was an hour long, and ULA needed every minute of it as multiple issues cropped up postponing the liftoff to 6:42 p.m. EST (23:42 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 41.

  • SFI Launch Highlights: NASA / NOAA’s GOES-R satellite on ULA Atlas V 541

    Jason RhianNovember 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA sent a powerful iteration of their Atlas V rockets into the early evening skies on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Carrying the GOES-R weather satellite, the launch vehicle lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral at 6:52 p.m. EST. Here is SFI's exclusive video from that flight.

  • ULA launches next-generation GOES-R weather satellite

    Curt GodwinNovember 20th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The launch window extended for an hour, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) needed every minute of it. After working through multiple issues, the Atlas V rocketed spaceward on a mission to send the most advanced weather satellite, GOES-R, into geostationary orbit.

  • Weather favorable for Saturday launch of GOES-R on ULA Atlas V 541

    Curt GodwinNovember 17th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After being subjected to delays caused by weather and troublesome hardware, the next-generation GOES-R weather satellite is soon to liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41), the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), with a scheduled launch date of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

  • ULA reschedules GOES-R launch for NET Nov. 19

    Jason RhianNovember 4th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-R satellite has a new launch date. United Launch Alliance posted an update on Friday, Nov. 4, stating that it was aiming for a Nov. 19 launch.

  • Launches of Worldview-4, GOES-R delayed

    Jason RhianNovember 3rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) has been waiting to send DigitalGlobe's Worldview-4 Earth-observing satellite to orbit for some time now. However, the company will have to wait a little longer as an issue cropped up during final preparations for launch. This issue has also impacted the flight of NOAA's GOES-R satellite.

  • Launch of GOES-R likely delayed by Hurricane Matthew

    Jason RhianOctober 10th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA will likely have to wait before it sends NOAA's GOES-R satellite on its way to orbit. The recent close brush with Hurricane Matthew on Friday, Oct. 7, has caused Cape Canaveral operations to be suspended.

  • NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite delivered to Astrotech for final processing

    Jason RhianAugust 24th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NOAA's new GOES-R satellite has been delivered to Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida. The delivery of the spacecraft sets the stage for the satellite's planned Nov. 4, 2016, launch.

  • Assembly of NOAA’s GOES-R satellite completed

    Jason RhianJune 5th, 2015

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA ) GOES-R weather satellite has completed construction and is moving on to the testing phase of its development. If everything continues to proceed according to plan, GOES-R should launch early next year. GOES “R” is the first of four planned next-generation geostationary weather satellites that NOAA is currently working to […]

  • NOAA GOES-R satellite modules mated by Lockheed Martin in preparation for launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 19th, 2014

    The GOES-R Satellite System Module and Core Module subassemblies were successfully mated and now form the GOES-R spacecraft. This is an important milestone in the development of the satellite, as it merges together the elements that form both the “brain” and the “body” of the satellite that will be launched in early 2016. The Geostationary […]