Science Seminars

Building the GOES-R Series Satellites and Images from GOES-16 On-Orbit Operations

Speaker: Sue Linch (Lockheed Martin Space Systems)
Date: Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SPSC W120

Seminar Abstract:

The GOES-R series of satellites is a giant leap forward in our nation’s weather prediction capabilities.  With GOES-16 in orbit for almost a year, GOES-S launch coming in spring of 2018, and GOES-T almost built and ready for environments, we reflect on the difficulties in building a large, complex communications bird cleverly disguised as a science satellite.  While the capabilities of this spacecraft were well advertised, the imagery has stunned us all.  Please join us to see how GOES-16 was built and launched and images from the first 9 months in orbit.