The GOES-R Series is a four-satellite program (GOES-R/S/T/U) that will extend the availability of the operational GOES satellite system through 2036. GOES-R was launched in November 2016 and is now GOES-16 and GOES-S was launched in March 2017 and is now GOES-17. Detailed information is available in the GOES-R Series Data Book.
The Direct Broadcast services on the GOES-R Series include the GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) and High Rate Information
Transmission Emergency Managers Weather Information. Network (HRIT/EMWIN).
The GOES-16 instruments are the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS), Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS), Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI), Magnetometer (MAG) and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). There are three classifications of the GOES-R series instruments: nadir pointing, solar-pointing, and in-situ.
Caption: GOES-17 Sees Ferguson Fire:GOES-17 shares its first wildfire imagery showing the deadly Ferguson Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.
The Fire had burned over 12,000 acres and was only 5% contained as of July 17, 2018. This loop is from 2:46 pm to 7:06 pm PDT on July 16, 2017. GOES-17
Preliminary, Non-Operational Data.