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GOES-R/GeoXO Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 45, 1st Quarter 2024

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GOES-U Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

The satellite is in Florida to begin final preparations for its upcoming launch.

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GOES-U Road to Launch

The satellite is entering the final stage of preparations before liftoff.

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NOAA’s GOES-U Completes Environmental Testing

The tests confirmed the GOES-U satellite and all of its instruments can withstand the launch and maintain functionality in orbit.

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 GOES U Environmental Testing inspection

GOES-U Completes Solar Array Deployment Test

The test verified that the satellite's large, five-panel solar array will properly deploy when GOES-U reaches geostationary orbit.

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GOES-U Completes Solar Array Deployment Testing

GOES-18 is now GOES West

GOES-18 enters operational service as NOAA’s primary geostationary satellite over the Pacific Ocean.

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 GOES 18 transition to operations

NOAA’s GOES-U Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

The final satellite in the GOES-R series is preparing for a 2024 launch.

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 GOES U being removed from thermal vac chamber

Earth from Orbit

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

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