GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 31, 3rd Quarter 2020

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GOES-T Begins
Environmental Testing

The satellite is undergoing a set of rigorous tests to ensure it can withstand the harsh conditions of launch and orbit.

GOES-T being lowered into thermal vac chamber

Why Does the Wind Blow ?

Wind is a part of weather that we’ve all experienced at one time or another. And whether it’s a welcome breeze on a hot day, or a destructive gust during a storm, it all starts in the same way: differences in air pressure.

GOES-T being lowered into thermal vac chamber

Google Harnesses the Power
of GOES in New Fire Maps

GOES-16 and GOES-17 provide critical information about active fire locations.

Montage of California Lake Fire showing Google Search result for Lake Fire Map

Record-Breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway

NOAA satellites provide critical information for forecasting and tracking tropical storms and hurricanes.

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hurricane emerging from 2020 list of hurricane names

Two Orbits, One Mission:

NOAA Satellites Work Together to Provide Critical Data for Weather Forecasts

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goes satellite data supports solar energy forecasting

Cloudy Days and Solar Arrays

GOES-16 and GOES-17 data support solar energy forecasts.

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goes satellite data supports solar energy forecasting

Hurricane forecast models get a boost from new satellite data

GOES-16 and GOES-17 wind data is improving hurricane track and intensity forecasts

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hurricane dorian approaching cape hatteras