GOES-U Overview

  • Released Friday, March 29, 2024

NOAA’s GOES-U is the fourth and final satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) – R Series,
the Western Hemisphere’s most sophisticated weather-observing and environmental-monitoring system. The GOES-R Series provides advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and monitoring of space weather.

GOES-U will be renamed GOES-19 after it reaches geostationary orbit. Following a successful on-orbit checkout of its instruments and systems, NOAA plans to put GOES-19 into operational service, replacing GOES-16 as GOES East. GOES-19 will work in tandem with GOES-18, NOAA’s GOES West satellite. Together, GOES East and GOES West watch over more than half the globe – from the west coast of Africa to New Zealand.

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“Potential Energy” by Andy Blythe [PRS] and Marten Joustra [PRS]; Flexitracks; Universal Production Music

“Eclipse” by Nate Dodge [ASCAP]; Audio Wax; Universal Production Music

“The Unexplained” by Daniel Burrows [PRS], Daniel Mallender [PRS], and Thomas Richard Hill [PRS]; BBS Production Music; Universal Production Music

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This page was originally published on Friday, March 29, 2024.
This page was last updated on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11:50 AM EDT.


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