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Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« on: 12/20/2016 04:26 PM »
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 12/20/2016 04:28 PM »
LINK: http://news.lockheedmartin.com/2016-12-20-Lockheed-Martin-Completes-Assembly-of-NOAAs-GOES-S-Weather-Satellite

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA's GOES-S Weather Satellite
Critical Environmental Testing Starts on Second GOES-R Series Satellite

DENVER, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed assembly of NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite and is now beginning critical mechanical and environmental testing of the spacecraft. GOES-S is the second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites called the GOES-R series, and will provide a major improvement in our nation's weather observation capabilities leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.

The GOES-S satellite is now undergoing environmental testing to simulate the conditions of launch and the extreme environment the satellite will experience in space. It recently completed a reverberant acoustics test and sine vibration test, both designed to expose the satellite to the sound and vibrations of a launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket.

"Mechanical and environmental testing is an important time for the program," said Tim Gasparrini, vice president and GOES-R Series program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "This period validates the satellite's overall design, assembly workmanship, and survivability during launch and on-orbit operation in the cold vacuum of space."

In preparation for launch, the 20-foot-tall satellite will undergo a variety of tests including separation and deployment of solar arrays and antennas, shock tests, electromagnetic interference and compatibility testing, and thermal vacuum testing.

The first satellite in the series, GOES-R, was launched on Nov. 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It recently was moved into its geostationary orbit and is going through a comprehensive post-launch test and checkout phase. Now in orbit, NOAA has officially changed its name to GOES-16.

The GOES-R series satellites will provide higher-resolution images of weather patterns and severe storms five times faster than today, which will contribute to more accurate and reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks. GOES-R data will support short-term weather forecasts and severe storm watches and warnings, maritime forecasts, seasonal predictions, drought outlooks and space weather predictions.

NOAA funds, manages and will operate the GOES-R Series satellites. NASA oversees the acquisition and development of the GOES-R spacecraft, instruments and launch vehicle. The program is co-located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

For additional information:
Lockheed Martin GOES-R web site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/goesr
NOAA GOES-R web site: http://www.goes-r.gov/
 
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Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians prepare the large GOES-S satellite for a critical acoustics test. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 12/20/2016 04:38 PM »
GOES-T is not that far behind GOES-S and is in assembly of its SC Bus.

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 12/20/2016 06:55 PM »
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 12/24/2016 07:05 PM »
I wonder where GOES-U is in assembly, I'd say probably beginning basic frame construction, and instrument construction.
I know that all GOES-U components were ordered. I do not know delivery status.

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 10/23/2017 07:52 PM »
http://www.goes-r.gov/feature-stories/GOES-T_MateComplete.html

GOES-T Satellite “Brains” and “Body” Come Together
October 23, 2017
The GOES-T mate operation in progress at Lockheed Martin.
The GOES-T mate operation in progress at Lockheed Martin. Credit: Lockheed Martin

While meteorologists continue marveling at the startling imagery and data from NOAA’s new Geostationary Operational Environmental (GOES) satellite, GOES-16, progress continues on the remaining satellites in the series. When GOES-16 launched in November 2016, it was known as GOES-R but was renamed GOES-16 once it reached geostationary orbit. The next satellite in the series, GOES-S, is now fully integrated, finished with environmental and mechanical testing and preparing for launch in spring 2018. Meanwhile, the primary subassemblies of the GOES-T satellite were recently brought together in a successful mate operation.

The “mating” of the GOES-T system module and core propulsion module occurred on September 22 at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado. As part of the mate process, the system module, or “brain,” and propulsion module, or the “body,” of the spacecraft were merged together to form the integrated GOES-T spacecraft.

More than 70 electronics boxes mounted within the system module provide the functionality to operate the spacecraft and its six instruments. The core propulsion module forms the main central structure of the satellite and carries the propellant and thrusters needed to maneuver the spacecraft after it is separated from the launch vehicle.

“This mate operation represents the beginning of the satellite-level integration and test program, which will culminate with the launch of GOES-T in 2020,” said Mike Stringer, GOES-R Series Program acting System Program Director. “After launch, GOES-T will be placed in on-orbit storage until it is needed to replace one of the earlier GOES satellites.”

GOES-16 resides in a central checkout orbit of 89.5 degrees west longitude, where it is in its extended validation phase. Current plans are to relocate GOES-16 to its operational location at 75.2 degrees west longitude in December, replacing GOES-13 as GOES-East. GOES-S will join GOES-16 in geostationary orbit next year and will be designated GOES-17.

The GOES-R satellite series consists of GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T, and GOES-U. This series is more advanced than the previous GOES fleet in that the imager can scan the Earth five times faster, at four times the image resolution, with triple the number of channels for more accurate, reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks. They also provide critical solar monitoring and space weather observations.
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 10/23/2017 07:56 PM »
http://www.goes-r.gov/mission/goes-S_and_TcomingTogether.html

NOAA’s GOES-S and GOES-T Satellites Coming Together
August 3, 2017
The GOES-S satellite in a clean room
The GOES-S satellite in a clean room at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado, during a test deployment of the Antenna Wing Assembly (AWA). Credit: Lockheed Martin

Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite or GOES-R, renamed GOES-16 upon reaching geostationary orbit.

The GOES-S satellite is fully integrated and is currently undergoing its final functional testing to confirm it successfully passed mechanical and thermal environmental testing. Electromagnetic testing, which is performed to ensure that the electromagnetic signals produced by satellite components do not interfere with its operation, is underway. GOES-S will complete testing this fall and be shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in December for final launch preparations.

"GOES-S is now in its final test phase preparing it to join GOES-16 in space, giving the nation two next-generation geostationary weather satellites to watch over the Western Hemisphere,” said Acting GOES-R Series System Program Director Mike Stringer at the GOES-R Series Program Office, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

In parallel with the GOES-S testing, progress is being made in assembling the third satellite of the GOES-R series, GOES-T. Five of its instruments were delivered to the Lockheed Martin facility in Littleton, Colorado. The two solar viewing instruments, SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager) and EXIS (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors), are now integrated to the solar-pointing platform of the spacecraft. The majority of the spacecraft avionics have been integrated to the GOES-T system module and functional testing is underway. In mid-July 2017, the GOES-T core propulsion module was delivered, and in September, the propulsion module and the system module will be mated together to form the main body of the spacecraft.
The GOES-T EXIS
The GOES-T spacecraft propulsion core module in a clean room at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado, after delivery from Lockheed Martin’s facility at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi where it was built. Credit: Lockheed Martin
GOES-T EXIS (left) and SUVI (right) are integrated
The GOES-T EXIS (left) and SUVI (right) are integrated with the solar-pointing platform of the GOES-T spacecraft at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado. Credit: Lockheed Martin

GOES-S is currently scheduled for launch in spring 2018 and GOES-T is planned for 2020. They will be designated GOES-17 and GOES-18 once they reach orbit.

The GOES-R satellite series consists of GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T and GOES-U. This series is more advanced than the current GOES fleet in that the satellites can scan the Earth five times faster, at four times the image resolution, with triple the number of channels for more accurate, reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks. They also provide critical solar monitoring and space weather observations
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 12/06/2017 02:06 AM »
On the Tarmac: Shipping the Lockheed Martin GOES-S Satellite to KSC


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Published on Dec 4, 2017


Catch us on the tarmac loading NOAA’s GOES-S satellite onto a C-5M aircraft for shipping across the country. This event is hosted by Emily Calandrelli, The Space Gal. We're at Buckley AFB and our site in Marietta, Georgia to talk about satellite shipping and the aircraft that will take the satellite on it's journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeRvhiaBKV0?t=001

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 12/06/2017 12:24 PM »
NOAA's Geostationary Operation Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is being offloaded from a C-5 transport aircraft onto the flatbed of a heavy-lift truck at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite will be transported to the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida to prepare it for launch. GOES-S is the second in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R series - consisting of the GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T and GOES-U spacecraft - will significantly improve the detection and observation of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property and the nation's economic health and prosperity. GOES-S is slated to launch March 1, 2018 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Leif Heimbold

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2017 10:43 AM »
At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, technicians and engineers prepare to begin preflight processing of NOAA's Geostationary Operation Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) after removal from its shipping container. GOES-S is the second in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R series - consisting of the GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T and GOES-U spacecraft - will significantly improve the detection and observation of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property and the nation's economic health and prosperity. GOES-S is slated to launch March 1, 2018 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 12/08/2017 07:42 PM »
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.@NOAA's #GOES-S weather satellite has arrived safely in Florida - getting ready for #launch on March 1, 2018 (Photo via @NASA/@NOAA) http://news.lockheedmartin.com/2017-12-08-Lockheed-Martin-Continues-to-Strengthen-Weather-Forecasting-With-Second-Next-Generation-Weather-Satellite

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