The following videos provide an overview of the GOES-R Series space weather mission.
Just like we experience weather on Earth, there’s weather in space! The Sun may look very constant and quiet from Earth, but it's constantly spewing out a stream of particles called the solar wind. Space weather is activity on the Sun that can affect Earth and interact with our technology. Part of NOAA’s mission is to monitor space weather and provide timely, accurate warnings to help our nation prepare for and minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship. This new video highlights NOAA’s space weather mission, including observations from GOES-16 and GOES-17. Download Video | Transcript Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studio
Weather generally blows in from over the horizon, and the GOES-R satellite will keep an eye on what's coming. But GOES-R will also monitor space weather, so when the sun acts up, managers of critical infrastructure can be prepared. Download Video | Transcript Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studio
Tom Berger, director of NOAA's Space Weather prediction center, discusses the role the GOES-R and DSCVR satellites play in forecasting space weather and warning of hazardous effects on Earth. Download Video | Transcript Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory
Why is forecasting space weather important? Space weather can cause geomagnetic storms which may disrupt power utilities, communication and navigation systems and cause radiation damage to spacecraft, orbiting satellites and the International Space Station. This video explains how the GOES-R series satellites will advance space weather observations and warnings. Download Video| Transcript Credit: NASA Goddard Multimedia
This NOAA "Big Picture" video features Robert Rutledge, a forecaster at the NOAA National Weather Service NWS Space Weather Prediction Center, discussing how NOAA monitors space weather events, models their impact on Earth, and works with commercial sectors to protect lives and property. Download Video | Transcript Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory