Michael Stringer is acting System Program Director for the GOES-R Series Program. In this role, Stringer oversees the development, acquisition, integration, installation, and acceptance of major system elements (spacecraft, instruments, launch services and ground systems) for the GOES-R/S/T/U satellites. Before assuming the position of acting System Program Director, Stringer was the Assistant System Program Director.
Prior to joining GOES-R, Stringer was with the United States Air Force for nearly 30 years. Most recently, he was the Branch Chief Systems Engineer for the Global Command and Control Systems Branch at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 1986, Stringer started his career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked in the High Speed Aero Performance Branch conducting various flight performance studies. He moved on to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994, to work in the First Space Control Squadron as an orbital analyst, keeping track of geosynchronous satellites. Stringer held several positions there until 2007, including technical director for the squadron. When the squadron moved to Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2007, he became the technical director of the Joint Space Operation Center, which tracks all of the objects in space, performs conjunction assessment of on-orbit assets, and gives strategic direction for Air Force space assets.
Stringer received an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master of Science Degree in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
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 […]