GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager Proto Flight Model
The GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager Proto Flight Model completed thermal vacuum testing in April. The instrument is undergoing additional testing in preparation for its Pre-Shipment Review, which is scheduled for late September.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R Series (GOES-R) program is a key element to meeting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission. The advanced spacecraft and instrument technology used on the GOES-R series will result in more timely and accurate weather forecasts. It will improve support for the detection and observations of meteorological phenomena and directly affect public safety, protection of property, and ultimately, economic health and development.