Monday, April 22, 2013

GOES-R Movie Trailer

A New GOES Satellite is on it's way and not too soon either.

We use the GOES satellites and their data a lot! They provided some great data to help us forecast  space weather during this last campaign. We were able to confirm that we saw an x-ray flare from the sun with our balloons due to GOES. We were able to see waves and their associated plasma parameters which may be the cause for some of our observed precipitation, and the list goes on. This is great news that we'll be getting a new GOES satellite in a few years!