GOES-U

GOES-U

Falcon Heavy JUN 25 2024 05:00PM

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The fourth and final satellite in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-R series, GOES-U is a proposed weather satellite. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system will remain operational until 2036 thanks to the GOES-R series. Lockheed Martin will construct the satellite using the A2100 platform.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameGOES-U
Launch SiteLC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Launch VehicleFalcon Heavy
AgencySpaceX
Launch DateJUN 25 2024
GOES-U will provide advanced detection and monitoring of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property, and the nation’s economic health. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) is a collaborative NOAA and NASA program providing continuous imagery and data on atmospheric conditions and solar activity ( space weather ). NASA builds and launches the GOES and NOAA operates them.

Launch Vehicle - Falcon Heavy

Height70 m (230 ft)
Diameter3.66 m (12.0 ft)
Width12.2 m (40 ft)
Mass1420 t (3130000 lb)
Stages2.5
Payload To LEO63800 Kg / 140660 lb
Payload To GTO26700 Kg / 58860 lb
Payload To MTO16800 Kg / 37040 lb
Payload To Pluto3.5 t (7700 lb)
No Of Boosters2
Burn Time397 sec
PropellantSubcooled LOX / Chilled RP-1
Engine1
Thrust845 kN / 190000 lbf