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A chart shows the first 10 days of the Magnesium Index from GOES-17 EXIS measurements.
NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite has transmitted its first data from the Extreme ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) space weather monitoring instrument. 
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A photo of the GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)​ Instrument
The GOES-R Program is currently addressing a performance issue with the cooling system encountered during commissioning of the GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument.  The cooling system is an integral part of the ABI and did not start up properly during the on-orbit checkout.
NOAA Satellite Maps 3D Scene
Are you a weather enthusiast? Or someone who loves maps and beautiful images of the Earth? We’ve got you covered. NOAA Satellite Maps is a suite of interactive Earth-viewing tools that offer real-time, high-resolution satellite imagery from NOAA’s most advanced geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites. 
NOAA GOES-17 Shares First Light Imagery from Geostationary Lightning Mapper
NOAA GOES-17 satellite has transmitted its first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) data. This GLM data in this animation shows storms quickly intensifying and forming into an impressive line across the U.S. Plains on May 9, 2018.
GOES-17 SEISS Instrument
The Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument on board NOAA's recently launched GOES-17 satellite is successfully sending data back to Earth.
GOES East View of Earth
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is committed to observing our Earth, not only for weather forecasting, but to measure our changing planet in order to preserve and protect it. Accurately measuring the conditions and climate of our planet is the first critical step in determining a scientifically-supported path to sustainability. This year, in celebration of Earth Day, we are looking ahead to cool new developments in 2018 that will inspire Earth-watchers world wide. 
NOAA-20 Polar View
With stunning clarity and unsurpassed detail, the newest polar orbiting satellite in the NOAA fleet, NOAA-20, took this image of the North Pole. The satellite passed over this area of the Earth at least 14 times to capture it. Today, in honor of Earth Day, we are sharing it with all of you.
A photo of Spider Lightning
When you spend 24/7/365 staring at Earth, you see some strange things. The NOAA GOES East satellite (GOES-16) witnessed a frightening display of stratiform, or ‘spider’ lightning as it’s known, in October 2017 over the central plains in the U.S.