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Saturday, 06 March 2010 02:04

NASA GOES to space again

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On Thursday, February 4, 2010, NASA launched its latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite; specifically the GOES-P. The GOES series of satellites makes is possible to better monitor and forecast weather for the Americas.



The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, which was built and launched by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems of Seal Beach, California, was launched with the help of a Delta 4 rocket.

Lift-off of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) from Launch Complex 37 (LC-37) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is located next to the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. occurred at 6:57 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Four hours, twenty-one minutes later, the NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), Australia -- which is commonly referred to as the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station -- saw the GOES-P spacecraft separate successfully from the Delta 4 launch vehicle

The GOES-P spacecraft will now be checked out and re-positioned in space.

Thereafter, the GOES-P mission will be to monitor and predict weather; perform scientific studies of the climate; measure ocean temperatures; and detect hazardous conditions with its emergency beacon support and Search and Rescue Transponder.

According to the March 4, 2010 media brief 'NASA and NOAA's GOES-P satellite successfully launched,' this is the final GOES satellite to be launched into orbit about the Earth.

Page two provides comments from a spokesperson for the GOES program.




Andre Dress, the deputy project manager for the NASA GOES program, stated, 'It's a great day for NASA and NOAA, as this last launch completes the spacecraft in the GOES N-P series. It means the hard work and dedication from this team during the past 12-plus years all has been worth it."

Dress adds, "Our review of the spacecraft and launch vehicle data shows that GOES-P is in a nominal transfer orbit with all spacecraft systems functioning properly."

The article by NASA adds, 'GOES-P is the third and final spacecraft in the GOES N Series of geostationary environmental weather satellites. On March 13, GOES-P is scheduled to be placed in its final orbit and renamed GOES-15.'

And, 'NOAA has two operational GOES satellites hovering 22,300 miles above the equator -- GOES-12 in the east and GOES-11 in the west. Each provides continuous observations of environmental conditions in North, Central and South America and the surrounding oceans."

"GOES-13 is being moved to replace GOES-12, which will be positioned to provide coverage for South America as part of the Global Earth Observing System of Systems, or GEOSS.'

Further information about the GOES-P mission is found at GOES-P Mission.

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