GOES
GOES Tech Notes last update 13 November 2013

Table of Contents


GOES I-M Databook

GOES N-P Databook

GOES Project at NASA-GSFC

NESDIS Office of Satellite Operations (OSO), GOES

Status Reports

Schedules

Standard Schedules

Special Schedules

GOES-8 and GOES-9 will be running under a special observing schedule at night during the beginning and end of each eclipse season to avoid heating the GOES-9 Imager scan motor.

Technical Details

Spacecraft

Mission Life

5 years, minimum
   
Dimensions  

Main body

2 meter (7 foot) cube

Deployed length

27 meters (88 feet)
   
Weight 2100 kg (4600 lb)
   
Orbit Geosynchronous

Altitude

36,000 km (22,000 mi)

Longitude

75W and 135W

Latitude

Equatorial, within 0.5 degree
   
Power 1050 watts @ 42 volts, solar array; battery backup
   
Launch vehicle Atlas-I/Centaur (GOES-I/K)
Atlas-II/Centaur (GOES-L/M)
   
Communications Imager and Sounder in GVAR format at 2.1 Mbits/sec

Spectrum

Calibration

Navigation

Acuity

On-line Documentation

GVARIngest and image processing

NOAA-OSD site with latest GVAR documentation

You can order raw broadcast data from the NOAA-NESDIS Satellite Active Archive (SAA), in the GOES format known as GVAR.

NASA copies of GVAR Documentation

Paperwork

Problem Areas


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