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Category: Rocket signatures

Satellite signatures of the SpaceX Starship test launch

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) images from all 16 of the ABI spectral bands (above) displayed signatures of a SpaceX Starship rocket launched from the Starbase facility in Boca Chica Beach, Texas at 1333 UTC on 20 April 2023. The rocket booster condensation cloud was evident in images from all 16... Read More

Satellite signatures of the NASA/SpaceX Crew-6 launch

Overlapping 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sectors provided GOES-16 (GOES-East) images at 30-second intervals from all 16 of the ABI spectral bands (above), which displayed the northeast-moving warm thermal signature of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster as the Crew-6 Mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 0534 UTC (12:34... Read More

There GOES a Review of 2022

It’s very hard to choose just one event from every month of the year, but the goal is to show the range of phenomena and locations that NOAA‘s GOES ABI routinely monitors, in this case during 2022. Most loops generated are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison CIMSS Satellite Blog, which... Read More