Monitoring Earth's meteorological phenomena
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series Program (GOES-R+) is a key element of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operations. The GOES-R+ series of satellites—which includes the R, S, T, and U satellites—is flying improved spacecraft and instrument technologies, for more timely and accurate weather forecasts. The program is improving the detection and observation of meteorological phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property, and economic health and development.
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Launch Dates: November 19, 2016 (GOES-R); March 1, 2018 (GOES-S), March 1, 2022 (GOES-T), April 2024 (GOES-U)
Lead Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Lead Funding Agency: NOAA
Partners: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Department of Commerce, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, Lockheed Martin Space System