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Sample datasets for the GOES-R Cloud and Moisture Imagery product are now available.
NOAA Satellite Science Week 2014 presentations are now available.
Materials from the March 26, 2014 GOES-R Brown Bag Series seminar are now available.
The GOES-R Ground Segment Project Functional and Performance Specification (F&PS) (pdf) document is now available.
The February 28, 2014 GOES-R Science Seminar materials are now available.
GOES-R presentations and posters from the 94th Annual AMS meeting are now available.
The 4th issue of the GOES-R Quarterly Newsletter covering October - December 2013, is now available for downloading.
The GOES-R Trifold Brochure has been redesigned and updated.
The GOES-R Ground Segment has reached a critical milestone with the completion of the Enterprise Infrastructure System by Harris Corporation.  Press Release   |   Multimedia
The January 22, 2014 Virtual Forecaster Forum and January 24, 2014 GOES-R Science Seminar materials are now available.
The GOES-R Product Definition and Users Guide (PUG) Volume 1 (Main) is now available and the GOES-R Product Definition and Users Guide (PUG) Volume 4 (GRB) has been updated. Volumes 2, 3 and 5 will be available in summer 2014.
The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) is the fourth GOES-R instrument to be completed and ready for integration with the spacecraft.
Web Feature
The 3rd issue of the GOES-R Quarterly Newsletter covering July - September 2013 is now available.
The Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) was completed and cleared for integration onto the GOES-R spacecraft. Web Feature
GOES-R Rebroadcast (GRB) Simulators are now available for loan.   For information on requesting a simulator, visit
The GOES-R Proving Ground FY13 Annual Report is now available.
The November 18, 2013 GOES-R/JPSS Joint Science Seminar materials are now available.
New video chronicles the value of NOAA's GOES system and the critical improvements GOES-R will provide. Watch video.
A new fact sheet highlighting the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is now available.
Presentations from the 2013 GLM Science Team Meeting are now available.
The September 27, 2013 GOES-R Science Seminar presentations are now available for downloading.
GOES-R's primary instrument, the Advanced Baseline Imager, is complete and cleared for integration onto the spacecraft.
Multimedia Video  | Press Release.
The GOES-R Spacecraft System Module was powered on for the first time on September 26, 2013. Press Release.
The 2013 NOAA Satellite Conference Final Report is now available.
The 2nd NOAA Satellite Science Week final report is now available.
The first GOES-R Science Seminar was held on July 26, 2013. For presentations and audio recording of the session, click here.
Kudos to GOES-R Research Scientist Dr. Jessica Cherry on being selected as one of six commercial astronaut candidates by Astronauts for Hire (A4H)!  A4H is a non-profit corporation that trains and prepares flight members to become Research Specialist and Operations Specialist Astronauts for future commercial spaceflight research mission opportunities. Jessica was also among the final 100 for the NASA Astronaut Class of 2013.

Jessica is a Research Associate Professor at the International Arctic Research Center and the Institute of Northern Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). In her role at UAF, she contributes to GOES-R Proving Ground through her snow product and hydrologic science research at the Cooperative Institute For Alaska Research (CIFAR).

Learn more about A4H at and Dr. Cherry and her research at
The GOES-R Rebroadcast (GRB) Simulator successfully finished long-term Product Acceptance Testing (PAT) on May 26 with no discrepancies. The GRB Simulator Delivery Test Review occurred May 28, and the GRB Simulators shipped on May 29. NOAA/NESDIS is planning an industry day in August to commence the check-out of the simulators to industry.
The Space Environment In-situ Suite (SEISS) Suite Pre-Environmental Review (PER) was successfully held May 1-3, 2013 in Carlisle, MA.
The 2013 NOAA Satellite Conference presentations and posters are now available.
The GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Validation Science Team has been awarded a NASA Group Achievement Award (GAA) in recognition of the CHUVA Lightning Mapping Array experiment in Brazil. The award will be presented to the team on July 25, 2013 in a ceremony at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

The team was honored for providing an exemplary contribution to the combined NASA and NOAA mission to develop the next generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R). The team members, participating in a complex international field campaign, successfully deployed, operated and maintained within cost and schedule the São Paulo Lightning Mapping Array (SPLMA) as a world class scientific and operational total lightning observing network. This accomplishment reflected the careful planning, dedicated teamwork, outstanding execution, and unselfish collaboration exhibited by the team. The unique and valuable lightning observations resulting from this team’s effort make an important contribution to the intensive and focused work now underway to develop, test, and validate the GOES-R instrument algorithms and products. Through this process, experience will be gained and the products verified and refined so that they will be ready for immediate use following GOES-R launch.

The GLM CHUVA Campaign had international participation by US (NASA, NOAA, university, industry), Brazil (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil (InPE) and University of Sao Paulo], and European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) in preparing for the next generation geostationary lightning mappers on the GOES-R and EUMETSAT Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites. The first results from the experiment will be presented at the CHUVA Science Workshop May 8-10, 2013 in Sao Paulo hosted by InPE and the University of Sao Paulo.
Media Coverage
The GOES-R Series Program and System Program Director Greg Mandt are featured in the July 2013 edition of SatMagazine!  More.
The PBS series NOVA aired a special segment on earth-observing satellites on February 13, 2013. This 2-hour special, “Earth From Space,” highlights how data from NASA, NOAA, and other satellites are transforming the way we understand and view our dynamic planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the Sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet. Watch the special online at
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