his was NOAA's constellation before GOES-16 moved into position as GOES-East and retired GOES-13. NOAA's future constellation may include hosted payloads and small satellites in low Earth orbit. Credit: NOAA
During Hurricane Harvey, which caused record flooding in Houston, emergency managers relied on data from stream gauges rebroadcast through geostationary weather satellites. This image of Hurricane Harvey was captured Aug. 16 by the Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16. Credit: NOAA
Through GOES Rebroadcast, NOAA transmits full-resolution calibrated images and data to customers, like the images from Harris Corp.'s Advanced Baseline Imager shown here. This is the type of service that could be handled by commercial communications firms in the future. Credit: Harris
Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians are assembling NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) T at the company's Littleton, Colorado facility in preparation for launch in late 2020. Credit: Lockheed Martin