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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:41 pm 
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Hey our new GOES West nexgen satellite (GOES-S/GOES17) is scheduled to launch March 1st. So thats something to look for this Spring.


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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Will there be any clouds to look at?

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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:25 am 
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GOES-17 is getting readied for launch on March 1st!

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/02/16/g ... -5-rocket/


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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Really looking forward to that, it should be up and running by next winter.
Last fall I was disappointed that we wouldn't have one for this winter but I guess we didn't really miss out, turns out there was nothing to see.


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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Dont we actually start seeing images before its "official"? It should be transmitting by Summer. When there's nothing to see. Maybe we'll get some tstorm action.

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 Post subject: Re: GOES-16
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:20 pm 
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snowhottie wrote:
Dont we actually start seeing images before its "official"? It should be transmitting by Summer. When there's nothing to see. Maybe we'll get some tstorm action.

Yes they make "preliminary" data available before switching it to operational mode which makes it official.

It should provide beautiful images of Eastern Pacific hurricanes this summer.


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 Post subject: Re: GOES-17
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:36 pm 
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GOES-17 is still on track for launch on Thursday. The rocket should be rolled out to the launch pad tomorrow. A SpaceX launch was delayed out of concern that it could damage the rocket and/or satellite as it sits on the pad.


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 Post subject: Re: GOES-17
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:45 am 
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So far this has been a flawless launch. Still lots more tasks to complete before it's parked in the right spot though.

Really fascinating article about the ability of the various sensors on the satellite - lots more than I realized!

https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/03/02/w ... canaveral/


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