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Goes-R satellite image
If you’ve ever wondered how satellites maintain their orbit and don’t just drop out of the sky you’re not alone. It turns out this is one of the most asked questions about how satellites work.
 Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary Wes.
NOAA’s GOES-16 and NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP are monitoring the flooding from Hurricane Harvey & Irma. Images from the two satellites are merged to create a detailed and comprehensive flood zone map which covers vast areas. These maps help FEMA and first responders determine where to focus their efforts.
NOAA satellite experts and weather forecasters are working together at the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) in Norman, Oklahoma, to prepare to use data from the GOES-R satellite to improve short-range hazardous weather forecasts and warning decision-making. From May 4 to June 12 (during the height of severe weather season), NOAA invited National Weather Service forecasters and paired them with TV broadcast meteorologists to evaluate the new science, technology and products that will be available from GOES-R once it is launched in 2016.
Hurricane Isabel captured by NOAA-15
A feat 19 years in the making, NOAA-15 recently made its 100,000th trip around the Earth!
GOES-R mission rehearsal at NSOF. Credit: GOES-R Series Program
The GOES-R team has begun a series of important rehearsals to simulate specific steps in the deployment of the satellite, such as spacecraft separation. Mission rehearsals use a satellite simulator to train operations personnel and test the readiness of the ground system. (The ground system is a global network of receiving stations linked to NOAA which distributes the satellite data and derived products to users worldwide).  p { width:900px; }
GOES-16 "sandwich" imagery of derecho
GOES-16 offers an amazing look at the derecho that tore through the north-central Plains on July 19, 2017.
Sarsat rescues by month
Summer is here! For many of us, that means summer vacations, and, in general, more time spent outdoors. But we wondered: with nicer weather and more people engaged in outdoor recreation, will the SARSAT system in the United States and surrounding regions receive more calls for help? 
 GOES-16 GLM imagery of Hurricane Eugene and lightning on the mainland
Notice anything interesting about this imagery from GOES-16's Geostationary Lightning Mapper?
GOES-S_1 is the full satellite during an operation to deploy the Antenna Wing Assembly
Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of GOES-R, renamed GOES-16 upon reaching geostationary orbit.