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Monday, October 3, 2016

Want to know more about GOES-R's mission, the satellite, the launch, or the science behind it all? Join our Reddit Science AMA, October 6, 2016, and chat live with NOAA scientists!

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.

Details:

Who:

Gregory A. Mandt

Greg Mandt, GOES-R System Program Director, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service

 

Dr. Steve Goodman

 

Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R Senior Scientist, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service

What:

Reddit Science "Aske Me Anything" (AMA) "Greg Mandt and Dr. Steve Goodman | Launching NOAA’s Revolutionary GOES-R Satellite"

Where:

Click here to join the conversation!

When:

1:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT (10 am PT, 6 pm UTC)