December 26, 2019 – NASA chosen United Launch Companies LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to offer launch providers for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite tv for pc-T (GOES-T) mission, which is able to present superior imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s climate, oceans and surroundings, real-time mapping of whole lightning exercise, and improved monitoring of photo voltaic exercise and area climate.
The whole price for NASA to launch GOES-T is roughly $165.7 million, which incorporates the launch service and different mission associated prices.
The GOES-T mission at present is focused to launch in December 2021 on an Atlas V 541 rocket from Launch Advanced 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Power Station in Florida. GOES-T is the third spacecraft within the subsequent era GOES-R Collection of geostationary climate satellites operated by the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The GOES-R Collection consists of GOES-R, S, T, and U.
NASA’s Launch Companies Program at NASA’s Kennedy House Middle in Florida will handle the united stateslaunch service. The GOES-R Flight Initiatives Workplace is managed by NASA’s Goddard House Flight Middle in Greenbelt, Maryland. The GOES-R Program is managed by NOAA.