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Goes 16

Was named Goes R before launch


Designation 41866 / 16071A
Launch date 19 Nov 2016
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #67

Series starting with Goes R were to be launched from 2015, basic contract containing 2 satellites is worth $1.09 billion.
Will have space for a third party payload (instruments of opportunity IOO).


Begin End Position
L: Nov 2017 89.5°W
Dec 2017   75°W

External resources


sat-index articles

Technical data


Prime contractor Lockheed Martin
Platform A2100
Mass at launch 5192 kg
Dry mass 2857 kg
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime  

2 payloads to observe the sun:
The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument will be provided by Lockheed Martin.
- X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS)

Carries the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM): a lightning mapping instrument to enable early predictions of intensifying storms and severe weather events.

Other instruments are:
the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI): resolution 1/10 of a square mile
the Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS)
the Magnetometer

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