Modules for NOAA’s GOES R Satellite Delivered to Lockheed Martin Facility
[Via Satellite 05-07-2014] Lockheed Martin received two large modules for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES R) at its cleanroom near Denver, Colo. The satellite is now ready to go through the integration and testing phase of development to keep it on track for an early 2016 launch.
“The arrival of the propulsion and systems modules in Denver represents a significant milestone for the program,” said Tim Gasparrini, vice president and program manager for the GOES R series at Lockheed Martin. “We are looking forward to the initial power up of the combined modules in a few weeks.”
The system module and the propulsion module are set to connect in July, from which point the satellite will undergo the payload integration, functional testing and environmental testing phases.