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Multimedia: LEGO Model

Step-by-step instructions plus a complete brick and parts list to build your very own GOES-R model.

LEGO Model

Step 1

In order to complete this model you will need a variety of parts and bricks made by LEGO®. Here is the complete GOES-R LEGO® Parts - by brick type list and here is where you can buy any additional parts you may need. The parts lists are organized by subsystems/components that you will be building in step 3.

Step 2

As you may know, the real GOES-R satellite is made of many parts, including scientific instruments to perform its mission. To begin your model, refer to the GOES-R LEGO® Parts - by brick type list and begin assembling each component of your model using these parts in the next step.

Step 3

You will assemble about 14 individual pieces using the parts and bricks from your GOES-R LEGO® Parts - by brick type list. Once all your components are assembled, attach them to the main body of the satellite to complete your model. Let’s get started!

Use the magnifying glass to zoom in/out.

 GLM_ABI

GLM and ABI Instruments

 Magnetometer boom

Mag Boom

 Solar Array with SUVI and EXIS Instruments

Solar Array with SUVI and EXIS (upper image) and bottom side of Solar Array with bracing and stand to hold its weight (lower image)

 Antenna and SEISS

Antenna Wing, SEISS Cabinet and X-Band Antenna

 GRB Misc

GRB Receive Antenna, DCPR Antenna with SSIRU Radiator, Star Trackers, LAE, and Thrusters

 System Module +Y and -Y Panels: Spacecraft internal face

System Module +Y and -Y Panels: Spacecraft internal face

 System Module +Y and -Y Panels: Spacecraft external face

System Module +Y and -Y Panels: Spacecraft External Face

 Propulsion Core

Propulsion Core and Earth-Pointing Platform

 Assembled Bus, +Y Panel

Assembled Bus, +Y and -X Panels

 Assembled Bus, +X -Y Panel

Assembled Bus, +X and -Y Panels

 Assembled Bus, Earth Pointing Platform and -Z Panel

Assembled Bus, Earth-Pointing Platform and Assembled Bus, -Z Panels

Step 4

Now that you’ve assembled all the components of the GOES-R satellite, its time to connect all the pieces to form the final model. Carefully study the two pictures below to accurately match where each component fits. Congratulations, you did it!

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The Final Product