NOAA's next weather satellite
in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series, GOES-S, which will be renamed GOES-17 upon reaching geostationary orbit, will be positioned to boost forecast accuracy for the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii.
After it successfully clears the on-orbit test phase, NOAA-20 will become the nation's primary polar weather satellite
and Suomi NPP will become its back up.
GOES-R will provide more detailed, accurate and rapid weather information than what is available from NOAA's current geostationary weather satellites
Communications and Information Technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) announced on Monday that its new Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) weather instrument and enterprise ground system will be key components of the GOES-R system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation weather satellite
scheduled to launch 19 November 2016.
Together, PlanetiQ and BCT bring the innovation, technical expertise and experience to cost-effectively produce the high-quality data needed to transform the weather satellite
industry and deliver unprecedented economic value.
Early warnings could help people know when to get out of a volcano's way--one more way weather satellites
can save lives
since May 2003 to provide visual images for weather forecasts in place of the Himawari 5.
For instance, some weather satellite
instruments look only at cloud temperatures, but these same instruments, if tuned differently, could provide better detection of wildfires," explains Helen Wood, senior advisor for systems and services in NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, and director of the GEO Secretariat, the forum through which GEOSS members will organize their work.
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At the same time, the GOES-8 weather satellite
In the past year alone, more than 13 space shuttle flights were delayed, several attempts to free a stuck antenna on the Galileo space probe failed, and one weather satellite
went dead (ironically, on the same day the Mars Observer fell silent).
The 16 GPS satellites, 13,000 miles up, could send signals to a lower-orbit communications or weather satellite
, explains Stanford senior research scientist David Hinston.
On October 28 the most advanced weather satellite
ever developed was launched.
com/goes-r-noaa-high-tech-satellite-will-track-weather-aid-search-rescue-2446285) GOES-16 weather satellite
has already sent back a trove of invaluable data to its operator, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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