The GOES system is a basic element of US weather
monitoring and forecast operations and is a key component of the NWS (National Weather Service)
modernization program. Spacecraft and ground-based systems work together to
accomplish the GOES mission of providing weather imagery and quantitative
sounding data for weather forecasting and related services. The new series
of GOES satellites provides significant improvements over the previous GOES
system in weather imagery and atmospheric sounding information.
May 23, 1995
Deactivated in August, 1998, due to failing bearings in the momentuum wheels.
Cape Canaveral, FL
1968 - 1977