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Goes 18


Was named Goes T before launch

General


Designation 51850 / 22021A
Launch date 1 Mar 2022
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit 89.5°W for test, then 136.8°W
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #92

Launch cost is $165.7 million
Built by Lockheed Martin, has an upgraded magnetometer compared to Goes 17.

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Technical data



Specifications


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


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