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NOAA/NASA BFG ON UPCOMING LAUNCH OF GOES-U, May 29, 2024, virtual, 11:00 am ET

NOAA and NASA will hold virtual media briefing on May 29, 2024 at 11:00 am ET to preview the launch of the fourth and final Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) in the “GOES-R” series. This one is GOES-U.  It is the first to carry a coronagraph that will help detect space weather events emanating from the Sun.

The launch is scheduled for June 25, 2024 at 5:16 pm ET on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.  Once in orbit, it will be renamed GOES-19 and once operational will replace GOES-16 in the GOES-East position.

More information is on the event’s website.  Tbe weblink is posted there.

Participants are:

  • Irene Parker, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems at NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
  • Pam Sullivan, Director, NOAA’s Office of Geostationary Earth Orbit Observations
  • Dan Lindsey, Program Scientist, NOAA’s GOES-R Program
  • Jordan Gerth, Meteorolgost, NOAA National Weather Service’s Office of Observations
  • Elsayed Talaat, NOAA’s Office of Space Weather Observations
  • John Gagosian, Director, NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division
  • Jagdeep Shergill, GOES-U Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
  • Chris Reith, Advanced Baseline Imager Program Manager, L3Harris Technologies
  • John Deily, GOES-R Flight Project Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Rex Engelhardt, GOES-U Mission Manager, NASA’s Launch Services Program



May 29
11:00 am - 11:00 pm