L3Harris completes imager integration for NOAA's GOES-U

(21 Feb 2022) The fourth Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) built by L3Harris Technologies has been successfully integrated into NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U), completing the series of advanced weather sensors for the GOES programme, slated to launch in 2024.

The ABIs onboard the GOES series of satellites will advance weather observation and environmental monitoring services, and also provide more advanced notice of fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. The ABI provides high-resolution video of weather and environmental systems using 16 spectral bands delivering three times the amount of spectral coverage, four times the resolution and five times faster than the previous generation of GOES satellites.

The third ABI is onboard NOAA's GOES-T satellite, scheduled to launch on 1 March 2022. GOES satellites are under command and control of the L3Harris-built enterprise ground system.

Reference: L3Harris Technologies PR

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