NOAA’s ‘GOES-T’ Weather Observing Satellite to Launch From Cape Canaveral Space Force Station March 1

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The launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES-T satellite, the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced weather observing and environmental monitoring system, is scheduled to for March 1, 2022, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (NASA image)

Brevard-based L3Harris Technologies provides the main instrument payload, the Advanced Baseline Imager, and the ground system, which includes the antenna system for data reception.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES-T satellite, the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced weather observing and environmental monitoring system is scheduled for March 1 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

NOAA manages the GOES-R Series Program through an integrated NOAA-NASA office, administering its ground system contract, operating the satellites, and distributing their data to users worldwide.

GOES-T will be renamed GOES-18 once it reaches geostationary orbit. Following a successful orbital checkout of its instruments and systems, GOES-18 will go into operational service as GOES-West.

In this position, the satellite will provide critical data for the U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and the Pacific Ocean.

The launch is managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program based at Kennedy, America’s multi-user spaceport.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, oversees the acquisition of the GOES-R satellite and instruments. Lockheed Martin designs create and test the GOES-R Series satellites.

Brevard-based L3Harris Technologies provides the main instrument payload, the Advanced Baseline Imager, and the ground system, which includes the antenna system for data reception.

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