Kennedy News

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center

John Leslie
NOAA National Environmental Satellite
Data and Information Service

March 31, 2009
RELEASE : 09-29
NASA/NOAA Media Briefing On Latest Geostationary Satellite
GREENBELT, Md. - There will be a NASA and NOAA media teleconference on Thursday, April 2, to discuss the upcoming launch of the GOES-O satellite, an essential source of NOAA's forecasts for severe weather events, including hurricanes and tornadoes. The satellite will also receive distress signals that trigger life-saving U.S. search and rescue operations.

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), called GOES-O, is targeted to launch April 28 at 6:24 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex (SLC 37B) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2009, 1 p.m. EDT
  • Dial-in information - 888-396-9185, Passcode: GOES-O

  • Gary Davis, Director, Office of System Development, NOAA's Satellite and Information Service
  • Steve Kirkner, Project Manager, NASA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • Tom Wrublewski, NOAA's GOES N Series Technical Acquisition Manager
  • Joe Schaefer, Director, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center

    For more information about GOES-O and the geostationary satellites, see the following Web sites:

    NASA TV will broadcast the GOES-O video file on April 2. For more information go to:

    For high resolution GOES-O animations, go to:


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