Strategic perspectives on new era for weather satellites

Outlined by WMO president

WMO TalkOnline —  A top-level World Meteorological Organization (WMO) delegation has given its strategic perspectives on a new era for environmental satellites as part of a keynote speech at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference, held in New York on July 17-20, 2017.

The speech focused on the latest satellite developments for weather forecasting, disaster risk reduction and climate monitoring, including GOES-16, which is the most advanced weather satellite developed in the USA. Read more Strategic perspectives on new era for weather satellites

GOES-S Undergoes Thermal Vacuum Testing

By CSA Editor

Online — In March, engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems lifted NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) satellite into a thermal vacuum chamber to begin testing its ability to function in the cold void of space at its orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.

To simulate the environment of space, researchers removed air from the chamber and cooled it below -100 °C.

Inside the chamber, the satellite will experience four cycles of extreme cold to extreme heat over a period of 45 days. Read more GOES-S Undergoes Thermal Vacuum Testing