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Graphic of hydrobundle climate data record
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information has released a new “hydrobundle” Climate Data Record (CDR) to provide a clearer, broader picture of the hydrological aspects of Earth’s climate.
A photo of different parts of the SEISS instrument Magnetospheric Particle Sensor-Low Energy Range (MPS-LO), Magnetospheric Particle Sensor-High Energy Range (MPS-HI), Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor X-Harness(SGPS +X), Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor Y-Harness(SGPS+Y), Data Processing Unit (DPU) and Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor (EHIS).
The latest advanced instrument that will fly on NOAA’s next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) spacecraft is completed and cleared for installation onto the satellite. 
Four of the six instruments that will fly on the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) were delivered to Lockheed Martin
Four of the six instruments that will fly on the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) were delivered to Lockheed Martin in Denver for integration onto the spacecraft bus this month. This marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of the GOES-R satellite scheduled for launch in 2016.  p { width:900px; }
The EXIS and SUVI instruments are installed onto the sun pointing platform of the GOES-R spacecraft.
Two of the six instruments that will fly on the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) were installed on the sun-pointing platform. 
Magnetometer
The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft. 
These images show the progress of the spacecraft mate as it was underway at the Lockheed Martin facility near Denver. With the core spacecraft now complete, instrument installation will begin. Credit: Lockheed Martin
System module and core module are joined to create the GOES-R spacecraft structure.
Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) being unwrapped
Final GOES-R instrument ready for integration with the Spacecraft
GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) installation photo
All six instruments that will fly on the NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Satellite – R (GOES-R) satellite have now completed integration onto the spacecraft. The instruments are: the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), the Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS), the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS), the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and the Magnetometer. 
Broadcast meteorologists
From June 10-12, broadcast meteorologists gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the American Meteorological Society’s 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology. In conjunction with the conference, the GOES-R program offered a short course on June 9, “GOES-R Preview for Broadcasters,” designed to increase awareness of GOES-R capabilities and how the new satellite data can benefit the viewing public. p { width:900px; }