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LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« on: 12/20/2016 04:26 PM »
LIVE UPDATE thread for Atlas V/GOES-S

William Graham's incredibly in-depth feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/03/ula-atlas-goes-s-launch/

And the awesome NSF/L2 render of Atlas V 541 (GOES-S) by Nathan Koga leading ahead of launch, will be placed in the article's body after launch.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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.

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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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 12/20/2016 06:55 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 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: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 12/22/2017 12:49 AM »
GOES-S Countdown to T-Zero, Episode 1: Launch Fever


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NOAA’s GOES-S spacecraft, the next in a series of advanced weather satellites, arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft. The satellite’s arrival at the Florida spaceport, followed by its move into the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in nearby Titusville, signal the start of the final journey to T-zero. GOES-S is slated to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 01/09/2018 01:40 AM »
January 08, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-007

NASA Invites Media to See NOAA Weather Spacecraft Before March Launch


Media are invited to view the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), the second in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites, at 9:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 16.

This event, to be held at the Astrotech Space Operations payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, is an opportunity to photograph GOES-S and interview project and program officials. Media interested in attending this event must email [email protected] no later than noon on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Due to clean room requirements, no more than 20 individuals will be allowed to participate, and no more than two per media organization. This event is open only to U.S. citizens who possess a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, and proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate.

Facility Access

Please read these instructions carefully, or you may be denied access to the clean room.

Procedures for optically sensitive spacecraft must be followed by individuals entering the clean room where the spacecraft is being prepared for launch. Long pants and closed-toe shoes must be worn. No tank tops, shorts or skirts will be permitted. 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 non-retractable ball point pens will be provided.

Use of wireless microphones and cell phones 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.

The GOES-R satellite series, which includes GOES-R, -S, -T and -U, is the nation’s most advanced fleet of geostationary weather satellites that will extend the availability of the operational GOES satellite system through 2036.

GOES-S is scheduled to launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 5:02 p.m. EST Thursday, March 1, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 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.

NOAA manages the GOES-R Series Program through an integrated NOAA-NASA office and is responsible for the science and data applications. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, provides spacecraft project management, systems engineering, and safety and mission assurance. Lockheed Martin Space 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 the main instrument payload, the Advanced Baseline Imager, the antenna system for data receipt and the ground segment. NASA’s Launch Services Program 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 Series Program, visit:

https://www.goes-r.gov
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 01/09/2018 10:33 PM »
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lsp---8

Live feed of GOES-S spacecraft processing

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 01/10/2018 06:28 AM »
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lsp---8

Live feed of GOES-S spacecraft processing

Cool! This is what I'm seeing now (2:30 am in Florida).
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 01/19/2018 01:06 AM »
GOES-S move from December 2017.

GOES-S Pack and Ship B-Roll


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This video contains footage of the GOES-S satellite being prepared, transported, and loaded onto an Air Force C-5 transport for shipment from Littleton, Colorado, to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Credit: Lockheed Martin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYs6aC0Ulw?t=001

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 01/20/2018 03:20 AM »
GOES-S Arrival and Transport B-Roll


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In a clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, NOAA's GOES-S satellite is being prepared for encapsulation in its payload fairing. After encapsulation, the weather satellite will be moved to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. GOES-S is slated to launch March 1, 2018 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuLbvh5b9bw?t=001

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-S - March 1, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 01/20/2018 03:21 AM »
GOES-S Pre-Encapsulation B-Roll

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In a clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, NOAA's GOES-S satellite is being prepared for encapsulation in its payload fairing. After encapsulation, the weather satellite will be moved to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. GOES-S is slated to launch March 1, 2018, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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

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