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Re: ULA Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - October, 2016
« Reply #20 on: 08/23/2016 03:45 AM »
We have a new launch date, and an exact time.

"GOES-R is scheduled to launch Nov. 4 at 5:40 p.m. EDT aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida."

Source - See Aug. 22: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-R/

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Re: ULA Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - October, 2016
« Reply #21 on: 08/23/2016 03:50 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/NOAANESDIS/photos/a.230712210302397.59001.226849284022023/1277923662247908/?type=3&theater

Seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright positions and #GOESR is in the air and on its way to Florida. #NOAA #NOAASatellites #GOESR
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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https://www.facebook.com/NOAANESDIS/photos/a.230712210302397.59001.226849284022023/1278303205543287/?type=3&theater

#GOESR is off the plane at Kennedy Space Center and sees the East Coast for the first time. It won’t be long before it is seeing it from space!

Technicians have now moved the satellite to a warehouse where it will be stored for the night. Tomorrow, workers will unwrap it, inspect it and start preparing it for launch!

« Last Edit: 08/23/2016 07:55 AM by jacqmans »
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I'll be watching this one, since my company built test systems for the solar array motors.

http://www.biospace.com/News/sakor-technologies-inc-awarded-contract-by/285222

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Lockheed Martin Delivers NOAA’s GOES-R Weather Satellite to Launch Site. Next-Generation Geostationary Satellite Being Readied for November Launch

DENVER, Aug. 23, 2016 – NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch. Monday, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shipped the next-generation satellite aboard an Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo transport plane to its Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida.

The first of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, or GOES-R, will provide a major improvement in quality, quantity and timeliness of weather data collected over the current GOES satellite system that monitors weather over North America.

“Our team understands the important mission of this national asset, and delivering it to the launch site moves it one step closer to providing an upgraded capability for NOAA and our nation,” said Tim Gasparrini, vice president and GOES-R Series program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. “This is an exciting time for everyone on the GOES-R program and we’re focused on the work ahead of us here in Florida, performing the final tests and readying the satellite for a successful launch.”

Lockheed Martin designed, built and tested the satellite and is responsible for spacecraft launch processing. GOES-R will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In addition to the four GOES-R Series satellites (R, S, T and U), Lockheed Martin also designed and built the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instruments that will fly aboard each spacecraft.

GOES-R’s data will support short-term weather forecasts and severe storm warnings, maritime forecasts, seasonal predictions, drought outlooks and space weather predictions. Additionally, GOES-R products will improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, and increase thunderstorm and tornado warning lead time.

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


For additional information:

·        Lockheed Martin GOES-R web site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/goesr

·       NOAA GOES-R web site: http://www.goes-r.gov/

 
« Last Edit: 08/24/2016 06:05 AM by jacqmans »

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Sorry to go a bit "party thread" here ... but ... I haven't see one reference to Ghost Busters. GOES-R should be nicknamed "The Traveler".
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #27 on: 08/24/2016 08:49 PM »
August 24, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-101

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA’s GOES-R November Launch

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4.

GOES-R will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 5:40 p.m. EDT.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at Cape Canaveral and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, adjacent to Cape Canaveral. Credentialing deadlines are as follows:

International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, for access to Cape Canaveral and Kennedy.
International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, for access only to Kennedy.
U.S. media must apply by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

International media are required to upload a scanned copy of their I (media) visa and passport or green card with their accreditation requests. Media must present two forms of unexpired, government identification to enter Kennedy. One form must include a photo, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at [email protected] or 321-867-6598.  For other questions, or additional information, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

GOES-R is the first of four satellites to be launched for NOAA in a new and advanced series of spacecraft. Once in geostationary orbit, it will be known as GOES-16 and will provide images of weather patterns and severe storms across the continental U.S. as regularly as every five minutes, with smaller, more detailed images of areas where storm activity is present as frequently as every 30 seconds. These images can be used to aid in formulating regular forecasts, severe weather outlooks, and watches and warnings, assessing lightning conditions, and improving maritime and aviation forecasts. It also will assist in long-term forecasting, such as seasonal predictions and drought outlooks. In addition, the satellite constantly will monitor space weather conditions, such as solar flares, to provide advance notice of potential communication and navigation disruptions. The satellite also will assist researchers in understanding the interactions between land, oceans, the atmosphere and climate.

For more information about the GOES-R Program, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/goes

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, provides spacecraft project management, systems engineering, and safety and mission assurance for GOES-R. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Littleton, Colorado, built the spacecraft for NASA, who will turn it over to NOAA for operational use after on-orbit checkout.  Launch management is the responsibility of NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy, with United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado, providing the Atlas V launch service.

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GOES-R satellite in clean room
GOES-R sits uncovered in a clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, in preparation for launch on top of the rocket that will take it to geostationary orbit, more than 22,000 miles above Earth. GOES-R is scheduled to launch on November 4, 2016.
Credits: NASA/NOAA
« Last Edit: 08/25/2016 09:57 AM by jacqmans »
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Re: ULA Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - October, 2016
« Reply #28 on: 08/25/2016 07:37 PM »
I love this video!!! ;D


There's also a satellite video that was posted at the same time as the launch video above.


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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 08/25/2016 08:11 PM »
http://www.today.com/video/get-an-exclusive-first-look-at-noaa-s-new-weather-satellite-750733891982

Typical NBC. Instead of sending an actual, trained, certified meteorologist they send Al Roker.
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 09/17/2016 11:13 AM »
September 16, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-16

NASA Offers Media Access to NOAA’s GOES-R Spacecraft

NOAA’s next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite will be the focus of a media opportunity at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Astrotech Space Operations payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida.

The event is an opportunity to photograph GOES-R and interview project and program officials from NOAA, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, builder of the spacecraft, and Harris Corp., which developed the ground system. The GOES-R mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Complex 41 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Nov. 4, 2016, at 5:40 p.m. EDT.

For the Tuesday, Sept. 27, event, there will be a single opportunity to photograph the spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. Because of requirements in the clean room, only two representatives from a media organization will be allowed to participate. No more than 24 participants will be allowed to sign up for this opportunity, which is on a space-available basis.

All news media must RSVP for this event no later than Thursday, Sept. 22, by contacting Jennifer Horner by email at [email protected] If an RSVP is not received for each attending media representative, you will not be approved to participate in the press opportunity.

Only news media who are United States citizens may attend this event. A government-issued photo identification, such as a state-issued driver’s license, will be required for access to Astrotech. Access to Astrotech will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Please read the instructions below carefully or you may be denied access to the clean room after arrival at Astrotech.

Long pants and closed-toe shoes must be worn. No tank tops, shorts or skirts will be permitted. Procedures for optically sensitive spacecraft must be followed by individuals entering the clean room where the spacecraft is being prepared for launch. Full clean-room attire (bunny suits) must be worn and will be furnished. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, hair spray or makeup. Those wearing makeup will be required to remove it prior to entry. Photographers will need to clean camera equipment under the supervision or assistance of contamination-control specialists. All camera equipment must be self-contained.

Nonessential equipment, such as suede, leather or vinyl camera bags, carrying cases, camera straps, or accessories with Velcro must be left outside the clean room. No notebook paper, pencils or click-type ball point pens are permitted; clean-room paper and nonretractable ball point pens will be provided.

Use of wireless microphones and cellular telephones will be permitted if not contained in external cases or holding devices. Electronic flash will be permitted. The lighting in the facility is metal halide (white) for pictures. 

No food, chewing gum, tobacco, lighters, matches or pocketknives will be allowed and so should not be brought to the Astrotech clean room.

NOAA manages the GOES-R Series Program through an integrated NOAA-NASA office and is responsible for the science and applications of the data. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, provides the spacecraft project management, systems engineering, and the safety and mission assurance for GOES-R. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Littleton, Colorado, built the spacecraft and is responsible for spacecraft development, integration and testing. Mission operations will be performed by NOAA at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland. Harris Corp., of Melbourne, Florida, provided GOES-R’s main instrument payload, the Advanced Baseline Imager, the antenna system for data receipt and the ground segment.

NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center is responsible for launch management. United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado, is the provider of the Atlas V launch service.

For more information about the GOES-R Program, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/goes

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #32 on: 09/23/2016 12:39 PM »
I've received an invite to attend this launch and plan on going. About to start shopping some travel. Anyone have an opinion as to whether or not the west coast Atlas V delay (due to the fires) could start pushing the east coast flow? I know they're not THAT directly connected. But the question did cross my mind.

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 09/23/2016 01:33 PM »
I've received an invite to attend this launch and plan on going. About to start shopping some travel. Anyone have an opinion as to whether or not the west coast Atlas V delay (due to the fires) could start pushing the east coast flow? I know they're not THAT directly connected. But the question did cross my mind.

No effect.  The east coast already lost a mission before GOES-R

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 09/23/2016 01:37 PM »
Thank you, Jim. Appreciate the insights.

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 09/29/2016 07:30 AM »
GOES R Weather Satellite In the Astrotech Cleanroom

Matthew Travis

Published on Sep 28, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU7jEgm-XRU?t=001

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 10/06/2016 05:25 AM »
I hadn't seen particular (to this hurricane) payload protection precautions mentioned anywhere else...
Hurricane Matthew forecast track prompts precautions at the Cape, dated October 4.
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At the nearby Astrotech satellite processing facility in Titusville, the GOES-R civilian weather observatory will ride out the storm within its protective cleanroom.

NASA officials said today that technicians are constructing a special tent around the satellite for added shelter from any water intrusion.

GOES-R is scheduled to launch from the Cape on Nov. 4 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Stacking of the booster has not yet begun.

(I assume that similar arrangements have been made for SBIRS GEO-3 at its processing facility.)

EDIT: Clarified opening sentence as to the purpose of my post
« Last Edit: 10/06/2016 01:28 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 10/06/2016 10:17 AM »
I hadn't seen this mentioned anywhere else...
Hurricane Matthew forecast track prompts precautions at the Cape, dated October 4.
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At the nearby Astrotech satellite processing facility in Titusville, the GOES-R civilian weather observatory will ride out the storm within its protective cleanroom.

NASA officials said today that technicians are constructing a special tent around the satellite for added shelter from any water intrusion.

GOES-R is scheduled to launch from the Cape on Nov. 4 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Stacking of the booster has not yet begun.

(I assume that similar arrangements have been made for SBIRS GEO-3 at its processing facility.)

Was mention in the hurricane Mathew thread

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 10/08/2016 02:37 AM »
Any update on GOES-R's status, post-Matthew?

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Re: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 4, 2016 (21:40 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 10/08/2016 03:43 AM »
Any update on GOES-R's status, post-Matthew?

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Spacecraft is safe but launch date is TDB.

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/784477508515336192
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GOES-R launch to slip from Nov. 4 to date TBD. Not due to hurricane damage, but weather delaying delivery of mission's Atlas booster.

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/784478758145232896
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GOES-R spacecraft weathered storm well at Astrotech in T'ville, including switch to emergency generator after loss of power in Building 9.

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