Instruments Overview

goes-r spacecraft view

There are three classifications of GOES-R series instruments:

Nadir-pointing

  • Earth-pointed
  • Highly stable, precision pointed platform
  • Dynamically isolated from the rest of the spacecraft
  • Supports operation of the ABI and GLM

Solar-pointing

  • Utilizes a Sun Pointing Platform (SPP) housed on the solar array yoke
  • The SPP provides a stable platform that tracks the seasonal and daily movement of the sun relative to the spacecraft
  • Supports operation of the EXIS, SUVI, and Unique Payload Services (UPS)

In-Situ

  • SEISS and the Magnetometer provide localized measurements of particles and fields in geosynchronous orbit
  • Features include:
    • A wide variance in Field-of-View (FOV) requirements for the SEISS sensors
    • A boom to provide relative magnetic isolation for the Magnetometer

GOES-R series Instrument Suites


Click below to watch a video overview of the six GOES-R series instrument suites and learn about the monitoring and detecting improvements they will provide.