Greg Mandt, System Program Director for NOAA’s GOES-R satellite series, and Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R Senior Scientist have worked tirelessly with their team to plan, develop, and launch NOAA’s GOES-R, a revolutionary new geostationary weather satellite.
Now, after many years of work, it is ready to launch atop an Atlas V 541 rocket and make its way to geostationary orbit. GOES-R is scheduled to head to space in less than 30 days—leaving Earth at 5:40pm EDT on November 4, 2016.
GOES-R, or GOES-16 as it will be known once it reaches space, will provide five times faster weather coverage, more accurate data for hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, real-time mapping of total lightning for improved severe weather prediction, advanced warning of space weather hazards, and improved transportation safety-- all from ONE satellite!
Want to know more about the mission, the satellite, the launch, or the science behind it all? Ask them anything!
They will be online from 1:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT (10 am PT, 6 pm UTC).
You can learn more about the GOES-R satellite series and see the countdown to launch here.
Greg Mandt, GOES-R System Program Director, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R Senior Scientist, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
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1:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT (10 am PT, 6 pm UTC)