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NASA/NOAA BRIEFINGS ON GOES-S, Feb 27, 2018, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 1:00 and 2:30 pm ET (webcast)

NASA and NOAA will hold two briefings on February 27,  2018 from Kennedy Space Center, FL in advance of the March 1 launch of NOAA’s next geostationary weather satellites, GOES-S.

The briefings will be webcast at NASALive and broadcast on NASA TV.

The two panels are as follows:

1:00 pm ET: prelaunch news conference

  • Stephen Volz, director for satellite and information services at NOAA
  • Tim Walsh, acting GOES-R system program director at NOAA
  • Sandra Smalley, director of NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division
  • Tim Dunn, launch director at Kennedy
  • Scott Messer, flight director at United Launch Alliance
  • Clay Flinn, launch weather officer for the 45th Weather Squadron at CCAFS

2:30 pm ET: science briefing

  • Dan Lindsey, GOES-R senior scientific advisor at NOAA
  • Louis Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service at NOAA
  • George Morrow, deputy director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Jim Roberts, scientist with the Earth System Research Laboratory of NOAA’s Office of Atmospheric Research
  • Kristin Calhoun, research scientist with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory


February 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm