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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #440 on: 11/22/2016 01:03 AM »
If I drink three days in a row, will that make me an alcoholic?
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #441 on: 11/22/2016 01:42 AM »
What is this sticking out of the side of the vehicle? It seemed to bounce off an umbilical when the rocket lifted off, seemed odd...

Are you asking on purpose or did you not know about it at first?
Yes, I asked on purpose and no, i did not know about it.  I don't follow Atlas launches all that much and it looked really odd.  Watched this launch due to interest in the payload.

So there.  Sheesh.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #442 on: 11/22/2016 01:57 AM »
I'm pretty sure everyone who plays the game is glad you asked.  Cheers!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #443 on: 11/22/2016 02:25 AM »
If I drink three days in a row, will that make me an alcoholic?

That should suffice.  If there's enough booze left over, it might even make two of 'em for you ... ;)


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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #444 on: 11/24/2016 04:27 AM »
GOES-R Update: November 23, 2016
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-R-Launch

Since launch on Saturday, November 19, GOES-R has transitioned to the ‘orbit raising’ phase of its mission and is making its way to geostationary orbit. The spacecraft is currently positioned in a sun-point attitude, which allows its solar array to harness the sun’s power.

The GOES-R team has performed the first liquid apogee engine (LAE) burn without anomaly. This engine burn is part of a series of LAEs that will help position GOES-R in geostationary orbit.

The next major milestone will be the second stage deployment of GOES-R’s solar array, which is currently scheduled to occur on November 30, 2016.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #445 on: 11/24/2016 02:05 PM »
At this time 2 objects have been cataloged by USSTRATCOM:
2016-071A/41866 in 8156 x 35269 km x 10.7°
2016-071B/41867 in 7572 x 34930 km x 10.8°


2016-071A/41866   10169 x 35270 x 8.79
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #446 on: 11/29/2016 11:17 PM »
At this time 2 objects have been cataloged by USSTRATCOM:
2016-071A/41866 in 8156 x 35269 km x 10.7°
2016-071B/41867 in 7572 x 34930 km x 10.8°


2016-071A/41866   10169 x 35270 x 8.79

2016-071A                   19797 x 35271  x  3.68   
« Last Edit: 11/29/2016 11:18 PM by Targeteer »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #447 on: 11/29/2016 11:19 PM »
its performing performing nicely so far
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #448 on: 11/30/2016 10:29 PM »
2016-071A     35681 x 35295   0.04   

https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/goes-r-has-become-goes-16

 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Now that GOES-R, the first in NOAA’s GOES-R series of satellites, has reached geostationary orbit, it has officially become GOES-16.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #449 on: 12/07/2016 02:12 AM »
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-R-Launch

After a series of maneuvers, conducted using the satellite's hydrazine bipropellent thrusters (HBTs), GOES-16 has placed itself in its designated 89.5 degree West longitude checkout location where it will undergo an extended checkout and validation phase of approximately one year.

Within the next few weeks, GOES-16's magnetometer boom will be deployed and the satellite's primary instruments, the ABI, GLM, SUVI, EXIS, and SEISS, will be powered on and tested!

The GOES-R ground system is also reporting that the system is stable and preforming very well. The ground systems have successfully supported launch, orbit raising, and spacecraft activation and will now prepare for the first data to begin flowing from the satellite.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #450 on: 01/23/2017 11:57 AM »
First GOES-R pics released: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/23/the-first-images-from-goes-r-have-come-in-and-theyre-absolutely-incredible/

Edit: typos fixed & apologies for the small attachments, haven't had time to search online for higher res ones

2ns Edit: more details and pictures http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-s-goes-16-satellite-sends-first-images-of-earth
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #451 on: 02/27/2017 05:27 PM »
http://www.goes-r.gov/mission/firstSUVI_images.html

First Solar Images from GOES-16
February 27, 2017
First Solar Images from GOES-16 SUVI

This animation from January 29, 2017, shows a large coronal hole in the sun’s southern hemisphere from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on board NOAA's new GOES-16 satellite. The animation captures the sun in the 304 Å wavelength, which observes plasma in the sun's atmosphere up to a temperature of about 50,000 degrees. When combined with the five other wavelengths from SUVI, observations such as these give solar physicists and space weather forecasters a complete picture of the conditions on the sun that drive space weather.

The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument aboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite captured a large coronal hole on the sun on January 29, 2017. The sun’s 11-year activity cycle is currently approaching solar minimum and during this time powerful solar flares become scarce and coronal holes become the primary space weather threat. Once operational, SUVI will capture full-disk solar images around-the-clock and will be able to see more of the environment around the sun than earlier NOAA geostationary satellites.

The sun’s upper atmosphere, or solar corona, consists of extremely hot plasma, an ionized gas. This plasma interacts with the sun’s powerful magnetic field, generating bright loops of material that can be heated to millions of degrees. Outside hot coronal loops, there are cool, dark regions called filaments which can erupt and become a key source of space weather when the sun is active. Other dark regions are called coronal holes, which occur where the sun’s magnetic field allows plasma to stream away from the sun at high speed, resulting in cooler areas. The effects linked to coronal holes are generally milder than those of coronal mass ejections, but still pose risks to Earth.
SUVI six panel image
First Solar Images from GOES-16 SUVI
GOES-16 Data and Imagery Gallery

These images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29, 2017 by the six channels on the SUVI instrument on board GOES-16 and show a large coronal hole in the sun’s southern hemisphere. Each channel observes the sun at a different wavelength, allowing scientists to detect a wide range of solar phenomena important for space weather forecasting.

The solar corona is so hot that it is best observed with X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) cameras. Various elements emit light at specific EUV and X-ray wavelengths depending on their temperature, so by observing in several different wavelengths, a picture of the complete temperature structure of the corona can be made. The GOES-16 SUVI observes the sun in six EUV channels.

SUVI will allow the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center to provide early space weather warnings to electric power companies, telecommunication providers and satellite operators. Depending on the size and the trajectory of solar eruptions, impacts to Earth can result in geomagnetic storms which disrupt power utilities, communication and navigation systems, and may cause radiation damage to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #452 on: 03/04/2017 03:46 AM »
https://satelliteliaisonblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/using-goes-16-to-detect-wildfires/

Quite a few wildfires developed this afternoon across Oklahoma and Arkansas as dry conditions prevail across the region. GOES-16 has several bands that are useful for the detection and tracking of wildfire hotspots and associated smoke plumes. In this example, we use the 3.9 um shortwave window IR 2 km band (similar to what is available on current GOES) to detect the wildfire hotspots (yellow), and the 0.47 um blue visible 1 km band to track the smoke plumes. The 0.47 um band will have higher reflectance in the presence of atmospheric aerosols (such as smoke) when compared to the legacy 0.64 um visible band. Combining these two bands into one display gives a forecaster a very helpful, quick view of wildfire activity across the region. The 2.25 um band can also be utilized to detect fire hotspots (especially very hot fires), particularly at night when the hotspot contrasts nicely with the surrounding darkness.

Critical fire weather conditions are expected this weekend across the southern Plains.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #453 on: 03/06/2017 05:32 PM »
https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-16


Flashy First Images Arrive from NOAA’s GOES-16 Lightning Mapper

Satellite’s instrument will help forecasters pinpoint severe storms sooner

March 6, 2017
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Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer information about lightning that will help them alert the public to dangerous weather.

The first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit, the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), is transmitting data never before available to forecasters. The mapper continually looks for lightning flashes in the Western Hemisphere, so forecasters know when a storm is forming, intensifying and becoming more dangerous. Rapid increases of lightning are a signal that a storm is strengthening quickly and could produce severe weather.

During heavy rain, GLM data will show when thunderstorms are stalled or if they are gathering strength. When combined with radar and other satellite data, GLM data may help forecasters anticipate severe weather and issue flood and flash flood warnings sooner. In dry areas, especially in the western United States, information from the instrument will help forecasters, and ultimately firefighters, identify areas prone to wildfires sparked by lightning.
Lightning data captured on February 14, 2017
This image shows lightning data captured on February 14, 2017 over the course of an hour and displayed over an image of the Western Hemisphere from the Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16. Brighter colors indicate more lightning energy was recorded; color bar units are the calculated kilowatt-hours of total optical emissions from lightning. The brightest storm system is located over the Gulf Coast of Texas, the same storm system in the accompanying video.

Accurate tracking of lightning and thunderstorms over the oceans, too distant for land-based radar and sometimes difficult to see with satellites, will support safe navigation for aviators and mariners.

The new mapper also detects in-cloud lightning, which often occurs five to 10 minutes or more before potentially deadly cloud-to-ground strikes. This means more precious time for forecasters to alert those involved in outdoor activities of the developing threat.

Learn more about GOES-16 and all its exciting possibilities for weather forecasting improvements by visiting the GOES-16 website & to download the MP4 video click here.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #454 on: 03/10/2017 05:34 PM »
The sun rises over Florida in this GOES-16 geocolor animation from March 8, 2017. In addition to the smoke from the 7,500-acre brush fires near Naples, this imagery captures the formation of cumulus clouds over the sunshine state -- a result of the land heating up faster than the ocean as the sun's rays deliver warmth to the area.

Developed by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) in partnership with the Naval Research Laboratory, the experimental geocolor enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In the nighttime imagery, shown at the beginning of this animation, liquid water clouds appear pinkish-red, ice clouds are grayish-white, water looks black, and land appears gray. The city lights at the beginning are a static background created with VIIRS Day/Night Band imagery. In the daytime portion of this animation, the land and shallow-water features (the turquoise areas in the ocean) appear as they do in true-color imagery.

Credit: NOAA/NASA

Note: This is preliminary, non-operational data as GOES-16 undergoes on-orbit testing.

View more GOES-16 imagery at http://go.usa.gov/x9Mmb

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #455 on: 05/30/2017 02:07 AM »
And this should surprise no one.  There was zero chance the most advanced weather satellite in the world would not watch the east coast of the US...

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NOAAs_newest_geostationary_satellite_will_be_positioned_as_GOES_East_this_fall_999.html
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #456 on: 06/28/2017 03:44 AM »
GOES-16 Field Campaign


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Published on Jun 27, 2017


With NOAA’s revolutionary GOES-16 weather satellite in space and data flowing, the GOES-R team, a joint NOAA and NASA effort, set out to fine-tune and validate the satellite’s earth viewing instruments during what was known as the GOES-16 Field Campaign.

During the two-month long campaign, teams of instrument scientists, meteorologists, and specialized pilots used a NASA high-altitude plane, ground-based sensors, and satellites to collect and compare measurements from across the United States. With life-saving warnings and revolutionary weather data on the line, NOAA’s newest and most advanced weather satellite must be as accurate as possible.

From arid deserts and areas of dense vegetation, to open oceans and storms exhibiting lightning activity, the measurements collected covered nearly everything NOAA’s GOES satellites see from their orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. The data sets from the instruments and sensors will be analyzed and compared to validate and calibrate the GOES-16 satellite's Advanced Baseline Imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper.

Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCTIkSM2r44?t=001

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #457 on: 06/30/2017 05:32 AM »
Off topic but interesting, Based on the video, NASA's ER-2's do not seem to have the glass cockpits you see in AF videos of current U-2s'.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #458 on: 06/30/2017 06:41 AM »
Off topic but interesting, Based on the video, NASA's ER-2's do not seem to have the glass cockpits you see in AF videos of current U-2s'.
Depends on which ER-2 is flown. Majority don't have glass cockpit yet but is being phased in slowly.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 541 - GOES-R - November 19, 2016
« Reply #459 on: 06/30/2017 12:27 PM »
I thought NASA only had two ER-2s.
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