Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series

A collaborative program of NOAA and NASA

GOES-R Arrives at KSC!

GOES-R has arrived at Kennedy Space Center and is preparing for launch on November 4, 2016!

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goes-r arrives via transport plane

What is GOES-R?

The GOES-R series, NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites, is a game changer. These satellites, beginning with the launch of GOES-R on November 4, 2016, will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, total lightning data, and space weather monitoring.

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GOES-R Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 14, 2nd Quarter 2016

The latest GOES-R Quarterly Newsletter is now available for download.

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GOES-R Global Partnerships

GOES-R will not only be a game-changer for the U.S., but also for the other countries in the Western Hemisphere. GOES-R is preparing international partners for the new capabilities the satellite will bring.

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GOES-R Future


This data visualization shows actual lightning measurements captured by an array of ground-based lighting detectors capable of tracing how lightning propagates through the atmosphere and simulates how the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper will monitor atmospheric flashes (lightning image credit: Robert Arn ) .

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GOES-R: The Future of NOAA's Geostationary Weather Satellites

With the next generation of weather-observing satellites on the horizon, NOAA is poised to significantly improve weather forecasting and severe weather prediction.

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GOES-R Mission Rehearsals

The GOES-R team has begun a series of important rehearsals to simulate specific phases of the GOES-R mission, from launch to post-launch events and receiving data from the satellite once it’s in orbit.

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Coming this fall to an orbit near you!

GOES-R will launch on November 4, 2016.

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Why GOES-R Matters
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I'm GOES-R & Getting GOES-R to Orbit

From weather and hazards on Earth to search and rescue and bursts of energy from the sun, the GOES-R satellite will see it all from 22,000 miles above our planet!


In Depth :

inDepth User Systems

User Systems

GOES-R data will be used in real time for critical weather forecasting and warning applications. Users will access GOES-R data in a number of ways.

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inDepth Proving Ground

Proving Ground

The GOES-R Proving Ground facilitates research-to-operations, engaging the forecast and warning community in preoperational demonstration and evaluation of simulated GOES-R products.

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inDepth Data Products

Data Products

The GOES-R series will make available 34 atmospheric, land, ocean, solar and space weather products for the forecasting and warning community. Read More

inDepth Ground System

Ground System

Ground support is critical to the GOES-R series mission. NOAA has developed a state-of-the-art ground system to receive data from the GOES-R spacecraft and generate real-time GOES-R products.

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