Satellite Data Predicts Future Lightning Strikes

New tool accurately forecasts lightning up to an hour in advance.

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GOES-T Completes Solar Array Deployment Test

Solar panels will power the satellite in space.

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GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 33, 1st Quarter 2021

The latest GOES-R Series quarterly newsletter is now available for download.

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Earth from Orbit

This new video series features significant weather events and environmental hazards, as seen by NOAA satellites.

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GOES-T Completes Critical Testing in Preparation for December 2021 Launch

Tests confirm GOES-T is prepared for the harsh conditions of launch and orbiting 22,236 miles above Earth.

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Beginner’s Guide to GOES-R Series Data

Learn how to access, analyze, and visualize GOES-R Series data.

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What are the Different Types of Clouds?

Clouds are often one of the first things we notice when we look up into the sky. Learn more about different types of clouds and how they can help us predict the weather.

GOES-T Begins
Environmental Testing

The satellite is undergoing a set of rigorous tests to ensure it can withstand the harsh conditions of launch and orbit.

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Why Does the Wind Blow ?

Wind is a part of weather that we’ve all experienced at one time or another. And whether it’s a welcome breeze on a hot day, or a destructive gust during a storm, it all starts in the same way: differences in air pressure.