Cooling Problem May Jeopardize NOAA's New GOES-17 Weather Satellite

GOES-S (now GOES-17) undergoing final launch processing in the Astrotech clean room in Titusville, Florida. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

The nation’s brand new game-changing GOES-17 meteorological satellite (formerly GOES-S), launched in early March 2018, has hit a snag in its on-orbit commissioning. The problem is a performance issue recently discovered with the […]

Check Out These Spectacular Views of GOES-S Launching to Orbit Atop ULA's Mighty Atlas

The powerhouse boosters and RD-180 of the ULA Atlas-V 541 rocket, launching the NOAA GOES-S satellite March 1, 2018. Photo: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

Yesterday, ULA launched their third mission of the year, aiming to deliver the nation’s next game-changing meteorological satellite to orbit on the shoulders of their mighty Atlas-V rocket. Liftoff […]

Atlas V to Launch Game-Changing ‘GOES-S’ Today for Unprecedented Meteorology Across Western U.S.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch vehicle will send the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s, or NOAA’s, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S, into orbit. The GOES series is designed to significantly improve the detection and observation of environmental […]