NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header




Built by Lockheed Martin, the GOES 8 satellite is the third of four spacecraft in NOAA’s latest generation of weather satellites positioned in geostationary orbit, extending a record of continuous weather observations since the first GOES satellite launched in 1975.

Data from the GOES system provides accurate real-time weather forecast and early warning products to the public and private sectors.

Alternate Names

  • GOES18
  • 51850

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-03-01
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

[] NASA Logo -