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GOES-R, NOAA’s first in a new generation of satellites, launches next month

Media briefing to highlight launch, mission at AAAS headquarters in DC, call-in available
September 28, 2016 Some of the nation’s top satellite and weather experts will highlight the upcoming launch and mission of NOAA’s GOES-R, the first in a new series of four highly advanced weather satellites.
Artistic rendition of GOES-R, NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellite.

GOES-R data will improve NOAA’s ability to more accurately predict severe weather, monitor solar activity and improve aircraft flight path planning. GOES-R, is scheduled to launch on Fri., Nov. 4 at 5:40 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

WHAT:
Press conference to highlight the upcoming launch and mission of NOAA’s GOES-R, the first of its series of next generation geostationary satellites.

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 4, 11 am ET

WHERE:
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Abelson Haskins Room, 2nd floor, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

WHO:
Stephen Volz, Ph.D., assistant NOAA administrator, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
Greg Mandt, NOAA’s GOES-R program director
Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., director, NOAA's National Weather Service
Sandra Smalley, director, NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division
Mary Glackin, head of science & forecast operations, senior vice president for public-private partnerships, The Weather Company

RSVP:
For working media not able to attend in person, please contact John Leslie or Connie Barclay for teleconference dial-in information.

For more information about GOES-R, visit http://www.goes-r.gov.

 

Contact:
John Leslie,
john.leslie@noaa.gov, 301-713-0214​
Connie Barclay, connie.barclay@noaa.gov, 301-713-7331