Earth Observation Mission News
NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T satellites coming together
03 August 2017
Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of 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.
Image credit: Lockheed Martin- The GOES-S satellite in a clean room at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado, during a test deployment of the Antenna Wing Assembly (AWA).