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Videos: Launches

The following videos provide an overview of the GOES Series launches.

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LATEST VIDEO: GOES-S Countdown to T-Zero, Episode 2: Special Delivery

GOES-S Countdown to T-Zero, Episode 2: Special Delivery

NOAA’s GOES-S satellite is one step closer in the final journey to T-zero, as the booster and Centaur upper stage arrive for inspection. These components will be used to stack the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, which will launch the GOES-S advanced weather satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Management of the launch service for GOES-S is the responsibility of NASA’s Launch Services Program based at Kennedy Space Center. Download Video Credit: NASA

GOES-S Launch

GOES-S Pre-Encapsulation B-Roll

In a clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, NOAA's GOES-S satellite is being prepared for encapsulation in its payload fairing. After encapsulation, the weather satellite will be moved to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Download Video Credit: NASA

GOES-S Countdown to T-Zero, Episode 1: Launch Fever

NOAA’s GOES-S spacecraft, the next in a series of advanced weather satellites, arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft. The satellite’s arrival at the Florida spaceport, followed by its move into the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in nearby Titusville, signal the start of the final journey to T-zero. GOES-S is slated to launch in March 2018 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Download Video Credit: NASA

GOES-S Arrival and Transport B-Roll

Footage of GOES-S arriving at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility onboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo aircraft as well as offloading and transporting the satellite to the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida, where it will be prepared for launch. Download Video Credit: NASA

GOES-S Pack and Ship B-Roll Package:

This video contains footage of the GOES-S satellite being prepared, transported, and loaded onto an Air Force C-5 transport for shipment from Littleton, Colorado, to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Download Video Credit: Lockheed Martin

GOES-R Launch

GOES-R Launch:

The first spacecraft in a new series of NOAA advanced geostationary weather satellites launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Once in geostationary orbit, GOES-R will be known as GOES-16 and will provide images of weather patterns and severe storms as regularly as every five minutes or as frequently as every 30 seconds. These images can be used to aid in weather forecasts, severe weather outlooks, watches and warnings, lightning conditions, maritime forecasts and aviation forecasts. Credit: NASA

GOES-R Spacecraft Separation:

NOAA's GOES-R spacecraft separates from the Centaur upper stage at the conclusion of a successful launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on November 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST. Download Video Credit: NASA

GOES-R Rollout and Launch:

This time-lapse video shows the rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and its GOES-R payload to the launch pad on November 18, 2016 and the successful launch of GOES-R on November 19m 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST. Download Video Credit: ULA

Aerial Footage of GOES-R on the Launch Pad:

Drone footage taken as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket is prepared to launch the GOES-R satellite Credit: ULA

GOES-R Launch Sequence and Deployments:

What happens once the GOES-R satellite is launched? This video from Lockheed Martin explains the process, from launch vehicle separation to solar array and antenna deployment to orbit raising maneuvers, transition to storage orbit and finally GOES-R normal operations. Download Video Credit: Lockheed Martin

GOES-R B-Roll Package:

A collection of b-roll for GOES-R, including the spacecraft shipment from Colorado to Florida, landing in Florida, unveiling of the spacecraft at Astrotech, and GOES-R satellite animations. Download GOES-R B-roll in a variety of formats from NASA Goddard Media Studios. Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studio