GOES-14 is out of storage

August 15th, 2012
GOES-14 10.7 µm imagery (click image to play animation)

GOES-14 10.7 µm imagery (click image to play animation)

GOES-14 has been turned on and placed in normal mode for an annual north-south maneuver. It was placed in storage back in November 2010 to preserve battery power and payload (it was briefly brought out of storage in 2011). GOES-14 is overhead at approximately 105 degrees West longitude. The loop above of the 10.7 µm ‘window’ channel shows the first of the images after broadcast was initiated. SRSOR (Super Rapid-Scan Operations — that is, generation of 1-minute imagery over a limited domain) is planned to occur within the next few months, starting on 16 August. Current plans are for the SRSOR to be over Oklahoma on Thursday the 16th, and over the Tropics on Friday the 17th. More information is available here.

GOES-14 Visible Imagery over British Columbia

GOES-14 Visible Imagery over British Columbia

GOES-14 Visible Imagery over Florida

GOES-14 Visible Imagery over Florida

One of the first tasks when a GOES instrument is reactivated is a testing of the navigation. The two images above show that the accuracy of the navigation has not been affected by the satellite storage.

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