The world's most-technologically advanced satellite, the GOES-R, is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, but it has many ties to Colorado. GOES-R is a joint project of NASA and NOAA, which many in the metro area recognize from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder. The satellite was designed and built by Lockheed Martin, assembled in its Littleton facility. Centennial-headquartered United Launch Alliance has launched all the GOES satellites, and this one will be on an Atlas V rocket.
Colorado Business Roundtable is honored to be among these and other top company and government representatives attending this historic occasion. Witness launch preparations now and the event live (3:42 PM MST) at NASA TV, and stay tuned in the next couple weeks for more launch coverage from COBRT.
There are many resources available online at GOES-R.gov including launch preparations, equipment specifications, mission objectives, multimedia resources and more. Here are some of our other recent favorites:
- 6 Reasons Why NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Matters
- United Launch Alliance Atlas V to Launch GOES-R Satellite
- Denverite Behind-The-Scenes at Lockheed Martin's clean room
- Lockheed Martin's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R)
- Kennedy Space Center events
- "Like moving from black and white TV to high-def" at USA Today
- "US to launch its most advanced weather satellite yet" at Nature.com
- Hashtags #GOESR #AtlasV #CountdownToLaunch
Or dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321