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GOES-R

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-071A

Description

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is the nation’s next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R series will significantly improve the detection and observation of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property and our nation’s economic health and prosperity.

The satellites will provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity.

The GOES-R series is a four-satellite program (GOES-R/S/T/U) that will extend the availability of the operational GOES satellite system through 2036.

Alternate Names

  • 41866
  • GOESR

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-11-19
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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