NASA image: GOES-R propulsion and system modules delivered
This is a photo of NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) satellite propulsion module (left) and system module (right) at Lockheed Martin's clean room.
Now that GOES-R spacecraft propulsion module and system module have been delivered and are residing in the cleanroom at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colo., preparations are underway for the modules to undergo the integration phase in the development of the GOES-R satellite.
The system module and propulsion module will be mated in July, then proceed with payload integration, functional testing and environmental testing in preparation for an early 2016 launch.
NOAA manages the GOES-R Series Program through an integrated NOAA-NASA office, staffed with personnel from both agencies and located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.