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.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 11 am ET

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

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

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


John Leslie,, 301-713-0214​
Connie Barclay,, 301-713-7331