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Category: Rocket signatures

Launch of GOES-S

The GOES-S satellite was launched (video) from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 22:02 UTC on 01 March 2018 — and after a period of post-launch testing and evaluation, it will become the operational GOES-West satellite positioned at 137º West longitude. Signatures of the rocket exhaust... Read More

A new “Rocket Plume” RGB with ABI Data

A new RGB has been developed to highlight possible Rocket Plumes from the Advanced Baseline Imagers (ABI) imagery. Many Red-Green-Blue (RGB) composite image recipes can be applied to the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) ABI data. Owing to the new spectral bands, finer spatial resolutions and more applications, there are... Read More

Satellite signatures of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch

<img class="thumbnail" src="" alt="GOES-16 "Red" Visible (0.64 µm, top), Near-Infrared "Snow/Ice" (1.61 µm, middle) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm, bottom) images, with plots of surface reports [click to play animation]” width=”640″ height=”480″> GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm, top), “Blue” Visible (0.47 µm, middle) and Near-Infrared “Snow/Ice” (1.61 µm,... Read More