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NASA/NOAA Media Briefing On Latest Geostationary Satellite

Press Release From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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GREENBELT, Md. - There will be a NASA and NOAA media teleconference on Thursday, April 2, to discuss the upcoming launch of the GOES-O satellite, an essential source of NOAA's forecasts for severe weather events, including hurricanes and tornadoes. The satellite will also receive distress signals that trigger life-saving U.S. search and rescue operations.

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), called GOES-O, is targeted to launch April 28 at 6:24 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex (SLC 37B) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 1 p.m. EDT

Dial-in information - 888-396-9185, Passcode: GOES-O

WHO:

  • Gary Davis, Director, Office of System Development, NOAA's Satellite and Information Service
  • Steve Kirkner, Project Manager, NASA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • Tom Wrublewski, NOAA's GOES N Series Technical Acquisition Manager
  • Joe Schaefer, Director, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center

For more information about GOES-O and the geostationary satellites, see the following Web sites:

http://goespoes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

NASA TV will broadcast the GOES-O video file on April 2. For more information go to:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html

For high resolution GOES-O animations, go to:

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010400/a010413/

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