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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.
Assembled and integrated GOES-R satellite in the clean room. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
The solar panel array on NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) – R spacecraft has been successfully deployed in a test conducted at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Littleton, Colorado. Click here to watch a video of this deployment test of the solar wing.
EHIS stands for the Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor
One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The sensor, known as EHIS, was successfully tested using the hospital’s proton accelerator and deemed to be in good working order.
Artist's rendition of GOES-1
40 years ago today, on October 16, 1975, NOAA’s first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Known as GOES-A when it launched, the satellite was designated GOES-1 once operational.
Image showing engineers putting the cover of GOES-16's crate over the satellite
“Shipping” a satellite calls for something more than a large box and a whole bunch of bubble wrap.
Lagrange Points of the Earth-Sun system (not drawn to scale). Credit: NOAA
Being one million miles from home is no small feat. In fact, it took NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, over 100 days to traverse that distance and reach this unique vantage point.
On June 20, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this coronal mass ejection (CME). A solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. Credit NASA.
Satellite expected to begin operations this summer
Full Disk Image
GOES-16, the first spacecraft in NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, has sent its first high-resolution images back to Earth.