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Rex R

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was glancing at news bits on my home page...noticed a mention of a new weather bird going up on an Atlas V, the GOES-R and thought; that someone must have been channeling 'Ghost busters' when they named it :).
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oooh, I like that. I was thinking "what does the R stand for... maybe 'round, cause that's what a satellite does, right? it GOES 'ROUND.

yeah, I crack myself up.
 

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The identical satellites costs about $500 million each. Four satellites will be launched, two East and two West. Current GOES satellites use 40 year old technology. This is quite an update.

http://www.goes-r.gov/

[video=youtube;6Q7Leqvzfg4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q7Leqvzfg4[/video]

[video=youtube;5Ooj-ShktEA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ooj-ShktEA[/video]

[video=youtube;Xq4JQyF83rk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq4JQyF83rk[/video]
 

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Used up the margin in the launch window-but lift was great! Bird still hooked to the horse for next couple of hours-looks like the orbit is going to be good once it gets circularized. Yay for Goes-16!
 

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Used up the margin in the launch window-but lift was great! Bird still hooked to the horse for next couple of hours-looks like the orbit is going to be good once it gets circularized. Yay for Goes-16!
Saw it! Thanks for the link, Dave, but I was out of rum. :wink:
 

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Saw it! Thanks for the link, Dave, but I was out of rum. :wink:
Oh wow-did I PM you? Sorry 'bout that Ted- The weather was kinda hazy here at the Western High Altitude Monitoring Station. It was kinda cool tho' because some ghosts came out to play and a couple of buddies I hadn't heard from for a while chimed in. Seems like SpaceX wants to do Iridium fleet No. 2. ( I gotta get a better keyboard-wierd letters are showing up in the middle of some words.) Maybe my hands need a nap.
 
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