GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)

Learn how AER is supporting the development of NOAA's next generation geosynchronous satellite series, GOES-R.

NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – Series R (GOES-R) next generation satellite will improve meteorological and environmental information with dramatic increases in resolution, refresh rates and spectral coverage. Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) is a key member of a team led by Harris Corporation to develop the Ground Segment for GOES-R. The first GOES-R Series satellie has a planned launch in late 2016.

The GOES-R Ground Segment will receive and process satellite data, and generate and distribute weather data to thousands of users throughout the hemisphere. AER is implementing the software to produce all the Level 1b calibrated instrument data and Level 2 environmental products using the down-linked data from GOES-R's suite of satellite-based remote sensing and in situ sensors. In addition, AER is providing support for systems engineering, processing infrastructure, architecture design, modeling and simulation, and operations and maintenance.

Watch an overview of how the new GOES-R satellite increases the warning time for severe weather which helps protect lives and property.

Video courtesy of Harris Corporation