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Other Designations: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 836 kg.


GOES Chronology


16 October 1975 GOES 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 295 kg. Perigee: 35,779 km. Apogee: 35,795 km. Inclination: 12.4 deg.

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


16 June 1977 GOES 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 627 kg. Perigee: 35,773 km. Apogee: 35,794 km. Inclination: 10.9 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


16 June 1978 GOES 3 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 627 kg. Perigee: 35,767 km. Apogee: 35,812 km. Inclination: 9.8 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


09 September 1980 GOES 4 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 627 kg. Perigee: 35,948 km. Apogee: 36,213 km. Inclination: 9.4 deg.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


22 May 1981 GOES 5 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 836 kg. Perigee: 35,775 km. Apogee: 35,810 km. Inclination: 6.5 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


28 April 1983 GOES 6 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 836 kg. Perigee: 35,762 km. Apogee: 35,834 km. Inclination: 5.2 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


03 May 1986 GOES G Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. FAILURE: Stage one main engine shutdown at T+71 seconds due to electrical failure.
26 February 1987 GOES 7 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 399 kg. Perigee: 35,777 km. Apogee: 35,797 km. Inclination: 1.2 deg.

Stationed at 83 deg W. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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