NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been a mainstay of weather forecasts and environmental monitoring for the past 40 years. The next generation of GOES satellites, known as the GOES-R Series, ushers in a new era in geostationary environmental satellites.
It has been 22 years since the last major instrument advance with the GOES I-M series. The first satellite in the GOES-R series, now GOES-16, was launched November 19, 2016 and is producing stunning imagery and undergoing in-orbit post launch testing for approximately 12 months before being placed into operations replacing either the GOES-E or GOES-W satellite. The GOES-R satellites will continue to provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere that will foster a host of improved and new environmental products and services. The presenters in this session will discuss the latest Program status, science results, and product readiness for operational use.
Moderator: Steven Goodman