Official: NOAA's Weather Observing Satellite will be launched by NASA. See when and the last details

28/12/2021
Credit: NASA
Credit: NASA

Official: NOAA's Weather Observing Satellite will be launched by NASA. Finally. It was also time for NASA to officially announce that this satellite would be launched in 2022. According to NASA, NOAA's satellites will be launched on March 1, 2022. NASA's official announcement for this launch comes shortly after its latest successful launches this month. 

The upcoming launch of the GOES-T satellite by NASA and  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will take place at the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 at the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Not many details are known about this release yet. For example, on what rocket will this satellite be launched. But we hope to find out these details in the coming weeks. NOAA administers this program, and according to NASA, NOAA manages the GOES-R Series Program through an integrated NOAA-NASA office. Under its contract, NOAA manages system obligations on the ground. That's why NOAA's job is to collect data from satellites that have access to transmit the necessary data to everyone.

There will also be a name change for this satellite and probably for the next ones to be launched. The satellite's name will be changed from GOES-T to GOES-18 shortly after it successfully reaches geostationary orbit and enters operational service as GOES-West. The US West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America and the Pacific Ocean are the "targets" of this satellite. He will have to provide critical data about these areas and transmit them automatically. 

NASA reported the following (about the satellite): "NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, oversees the acquisition of the GOES-R satellite and instruments. Lockheed Martin designs create and test the GOES-R Series satellites. Brevard-based L3Harris Technologies provides the payload of the main instrument, the Advanced Baseline Imager, and the ground system, which includes the antenna system for data reception.". 

We wish success to NASA and NOAA.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 28 December 2021, at 04:32 am Los Angeles time

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