February 4, 2016: The 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) was held January 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AMS Meeting hosted the 12th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems which highlighted many of the development activities, program science, and user-readiness preparations underway in the GOES-R Series Program. Check out this feature story for highlights of the conference. See additional photos in this Flickr gallery.
February 3, 2016: The GOES-R Quarterly Newsletter for the time period October–December 2015 is now available. In the final quarter of 2015, the program completed the flight operations review for GOES-R, confirming that the system is ready for operations and data processing after the satellite is launched. The satellite continued on its path toward launch by entering into mechanical testing. We also have successfully simulated GOES-R data flow to the National Weather Service, preparing users for day-one readiness. The GOES-S satellite is also coming together, with all instruments delivered and integration underway. 2016 will surely be an exciting year as we prepare to launch the GOES-R satellite in October!
January 8, 2016: As NOAA's GOES-R satellite goes through mechanical testing in preparation for launch in October 2016, the remaining satellites in the series (GOES-S, T, and U) are also making significant progress. All GOES-S instruments have been delivered for integration and the satellite system module and propulsion module have been mated to form the core spacecraft. Development of the GOES-T and GOES-U satellites is also underway. Feature Story
January 7, 2016: The GOES-R Series Program would like to extend an offer to broadcast meteorologist to participate in GOES-R Proving Ground demonstrations at NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed 2016 Spring Experiment. The experiment will take place at the National Weather Center in Norman Oklahoma, April 18–May 13, 2016. The selected broadcast meteorologists will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with researchers, developers, trainers, and users in an experimental, real-time forecast environment to test state-of-the-art satellite-based algorithms. The GOES-R Program will cover travel expenses to allow participation in the experiment for five days. Applications must be submitted no later than February 21, 2016. Application Information | Application Form