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NOAA UAS Program Briefs at the GOES-R Field Campaign Workshop on April 8th

April 8, 2015

Photo of the Puma hitting the Bullseye during the March 17th testing from NOAA R/V Shearwater.

The NOAA UAS Program briefed at the GOES-R Field Campaign Workshop on April 8th at College Park, MD. The workshop achieved a baseline consensus of the initial GOES-R Field Campaign plan: refined validation planning efforts, identified required resources (i.e. budget and support teams), established and refined coordination efforts, refined time-frames and identified and developed risk mitigation plans. The NOAA UAS Program is evaluating the possibility of assisting with the calibration and validations (CAL/VAL) of the GOES-R sensors.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary Earth-observing systems. The GOES-R program is a collaborative development and acquisition effort between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The advanced spacecraft and instrument technology employed by the GOES-R series will provide significant improvements in the detection and observations of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property and our nation’s economic health and prosperity. The first satellite in the GOES-R series is scheduled for launch in March 2016.

Read the briefing: NOAA UAS Program Office Capabilities and GOES-R Support


Contact information
Name: John J Coffey
Tel: (904) 923-1709
john.j.coffey@noaa.gov