Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weather sat module delivered

DENVER -- The two modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft have been delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin's Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather satellite will now undergo integration and testing. It is slated to launch in early 2016. The system module of the A2100-based satellite, which houses three major electrical subsystems, was built at Lockheed Martin’s Newtown, Pa. facility. The propulsion module recently underwent integration of its engines, fuel tanks and various propulsion components at the company's Mississippi Space and Technology Center at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 05/01/14)