march, 2018

01mar22:02Atlas V • GOES-S

Event Details

Launch Date: March 1, 2018
Launch Window: 22:02-00:02 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541 (AV-079)
Launch Operator: United Launch Alliance
Launch Site: SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Payload: GOES-S (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)
Payload Type: Meteorology
Payload Operator: NASA/NOAA


A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the GOES-S weather satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the second in an upgraded generation of Geostationary Meteorological Satellites, delivering critical data for weather now- and forecasting. Built by Lockheed Martin, the 5,200-Kilogram satellite hosts the Advanced Baseline Imager capturing 16-channel imaging and atmospheric sounding data, a Lightning Mapper, space environment sensors and solar instruments – delivering all necessary parameters for terrestrial and space weather assessments. Two active GOES satellites are required for coverage of the entire contiguous United States and the Atlantic and Pacific Regions of interest for U.S. weather forecasting.


Mission Resources:

Mission Updates

? Live Launch Coverage

? Launch Vehicle Overview:  Atlas V 541

? Payload Overview: GOES R, S, T, U

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 22:02 UTC


Space Launch Complex 41

Launch Complex 41, Brevard County, FL, United States