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Title: GOESR Overview Greg Mandt System Program Director NHC Visit 28 Oct 2009


1
GOES-R Overview Greg Mandt System Program
Director NHC Visit 28 Oct 2009
2
Why GOES-R?
  • Continuation of the U.S. capability required to
    observe, protect and manage the earths resources
    to promote environmental stewardship.
  • Enhance ability to predict and track storms plan
    routes for airlines and ship traffic, identify
    demands for natural resources such as gas and
    water, and assess space weather impacts on
    sensitive electronics such as satellites and
    terrestrial communications.

GOES-R Instruments
  • Improve hurricane track intensity forecast
  • Improve thunderstorm tornado warning lead time
  • Improve aviation flight route planning
  • Improve solar flare warnings for communications
    and navigation
  • Improve power blackout forecasts due to solar
    flares
  • Improve energetic particle forecasts

Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary
Lightning Mapper (GLM)
Extreme Ultra Violet Sensor/X-Ray Sensor
Irradiace Sensor (EXIS)
Solar Ultra Violet Imager (SUVI)
Space Environmental In-Situ Suite (SEISS)
3
GOES-East 75 West
GOES-West 137 West
Command control, data
Other Users
Data
NOAA Satellite Operations Facility Suitland, MD
Remote Backup Facility
Command control, data
Command and Data Acquisition Station Wallops, VA
GOES-R System Configuration
4
Increased Performance
GOES-R provides twice the clarity of the images,
greater than 20 times more information, and
refreshes the data 6X faster than the current
GOES system.
5
ABI Improved Resolution
Corresponding Simulated GOES Imager Spectral
Bands
6
ABI has improved spatial, spectral and temporal
coverage over earlier imagers
7
ABI Scan Mode 3 Product Demonstration
Courtesy of J. Li, CIMSS
Total precipitable water (TPW) and Lifted Index
(LI) are demonstrated in a Mode 3 timeline
8
Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)
  • Detects total strikes in cloud, cloud to cloud,
    and cloud to ground
  • Complements todays land based systems that only
    measures cloud to ground (about 15 of the total
    lightning)
  • Increased coverage over oceans and land
  • Currently no ocean coverage, and limited land
    coverage in dead zones

9
Space Weather Instruments
  • Space Environment Impacts Earth
  • Instruments provide early warning
  • Communications satellites / power grids
  • Voice and data blackouts over poles
  • Communications blackouts
  • Aviation routing
  • Astronaut safety
  • Solar storms can expose astronauts to equivalent
    of 8 chest X-rays

Solar flares travel towards Earth at about
600,000 to 2 million MPH
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Unique Payload Services (UPS)
  • UPS Include
  • HRIT--High Rate Information Transmission
  • EMWIN--Emergency Managers Wx Information Network
  • DCS--Data Collection System
  • SARSAT--Search and Rescue
  • GRB -- GOES Rebroadcast
  • Follow on of L-Band GVAR

Higher Data Rates for HRIT, EMWIN, DCS, and GRB
11
GOES-R Flight status
12
Flight Technical Status
(ABI) Prototype Model (PTM)
EXIS
SUVI
SEISS
13
GOES-R Spacecraft
14
GOES-R Ground System
Blue Primary Red Back-up
15
Antenna System Sites
NOAA Satellite Operations Facility
Remote Backup Facility possible site
Wallops Command Data Acquisition Station
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GOES-R Proving Ground Partners
Green Bay, WI WFO
Sullivan, WI WFO
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological
Satellite Studies Madison, Wisconsin
Sterling, VA WFO
Cheyenne, WY WFO
Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology
Center New York, NY
Cooperative Institute for Research in the
Atmosphere Fort Collins, Colorado
La Crosse, WI WFO
Boulder, CO WFO
NWS Headquarters Cooperative Institute for
Satellite Climate Studies Center for Satellite
Applications and Research Office of Satellite
Data Processing and Distribution GOES-R Program
Office University of Maryland Baltimore
County Maryland
Eureka, CA WFO
NWS Central Region Kansas City, MO
Melbourne, FL WFO NASA Kennedy Space Center
NWS Alaska Region Anchorage, Alaska
NWS Pacific Region Honolulu, Hawaii
NCEP Tropical Prediction Center Joint Hurricane
Testbed Miami, Florida (Planned for FY2010)
Huntsville, AL WFO University of Alabama
Huntsville NASA Short-term Prediction Research
and Transition Center Huntsville, AL
NCEP National Centers for Environmental
Prediction NWS National Weather Service WFO
Weather Forecast Office
NCEP Storm Prediction Center Norman, OK
WFO National Severe Storms Laboratory University
of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale
Meteorological Studies Norman, Oklahoma Hazardous
Weather Testbed- Experimental Forecast and
Warning Programs
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Summary
  • GOES-R Sensors making great progress
  • ABI Prototype model in test
  • Other sensors heading towards Critical Design
    Review (CDR)
  • Spacecraft development underway
  • Working toward System Design Review
  • GOES-R Ground Segment development under way
  • Major Contractor onboard and working towards
    Integrated Baseline Review and Preliminary
    Design.
  • Government Algorithm team making Great Progress
    on developing Mature ATBD
  • Starting some initial Cal/Val experiments
  • GOES-R Proving Ground activities ensuring GOES-R
    readiness

18
Backups
19
Downlink Frequencies
20
GOES-R Satellite Mission
  • Input to weather models, forecasts and warnings
  • Fire and smoke products for air quality
    monitoring and forecasting and fire fighting
  • Sea surface temperature monitoring for fisheries
    and climate
  • Winds for aviation
  • Solar imagery for communication satellites,
    utility companies, and astronaut safety
  • Environmental data collectionbuoys, rain gauges…
  • Search and Rescue
  • GOES data shared within the western hemisphere
  • Weather sentinel
  • Hurricanes
  • Severe storms
  • Flash floods

21
Current GOES Constellation
  • GOES mission requires two on-orbit operational
    satellites and one on-orbit spare
  • GOES-West location in GOES-R series to be 137W
    instead of current 135W
  • Eliminates conflicts with other satellite systems
    in X-band frequency at 135W
  • Note Satellites are labeled with letters on
    the ground and changed to numbers on-orbit

22
Data Rate Comparison
23
Ground Segment Status
GOES East
GOES West
GOES-R Ground Segment Functional Elements
GOES-R Re-broadcast (GRB)
Mission Management
Product Generation
Product Distribution
GOES-R System Configuration
-- Enterprise Management --
CLASS Comprehensive Large Array-data
Stewardship System ESPC Environmental
Satellite Processing Center
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