Advanced Baseline Imager:
When the next generation of NOAA geostationary satellites, GOES-R, launches in 2016, it will deliver highly advanced data and will continue an important legacy of Earth observations. The Advanced Baseline Imager, or ABI, is GOES-R’s primary instrument for scanning Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment and is a significant improvement over instruments on NOAA’s current geostationary satellites. ABI will offer faster imaging with much higher detail. It will also introduce new forecast products for severe weather, volcanic ash advisories, fire and smoke monitoring and other hazards.
Magnetometer Boom Deployment:
This video demonstrates a successful boom deployment from the GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit. The Magnetometer boom will deploy after the GOES-R spacecraft launches, separates from its launch vehicle, and undergoes a series of orbit raising maneuvers.
GOES-R Beauty Pass:
An artist concept of the GOES-R spacecraft in geostationary orbit seeing lightning from space. One of the newest features of GOES-R is the critical ability to measure and see in-cloud lightning. Thus increasing the tornado warning time. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA, Lockheed Martin + View Video (.mp4)
GOES-R 3D Model:
The interactive GOES-R 3-D model illustrates the components of the spacecraft, including the instruments, unique payload services and antennas.
Lockheed Martin Photos and Animations:
A collection of photos and animations highlighting the GOES-R spacecraft is available here.
GOES-R Instruments Overview:
The instruments on the GOES-R series will produce more than 50 times the information provided by the current GOES system and will offer unique observations of the environment, with emphasis on hazardous weather in the western hemisphere and space weather impacts. Learn more about the Advanced Baseline Imager, Geostationary Lightning Mapper, Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors, Solar Ultraviolet Imager, Space Environment In-Situ Suite, Magnetometer, and the GOES-R Unique Payload Services.
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Sounding Rocket Launch:
This rocket is carrying a prototype X-Ray Sensor (XRS), which is part of the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) instrument that will fly on GOES-R.
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GOES-R Spacecraft Images:
A collection of GOES-R spacecraft images are available here.
GOES-R Instruments Images:
A collection of GOES-R Instruments images are available here.