Photos: GOES-S Satellite Assembly & Final Testing

The GOES-S weather satellite, the second in the next generation of U.S. meteorological spacecraft, undergoes final assembly and testing at Lockheed Martin’s facilities before being integrated with its six state-of-the-art instruments that will keep close watch over weather on Earth, developments in the atmosphere, solar activity that can affect space- and airborne assets and space weather capable of affecting satellites operations. GOES-S will join the GOES-R spacecraft that entered regular operation in 2017 to provide complete coverage of the contiguous United States, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans where weather systems capable of affecting the U.S. form.

All Photos: Lockheed Martin / NOAA