I’m at the NASA press Center on Merritt Island at this moment, writing live from the John Holliman Press Center.
As you can see above in the top graphic, the upcoming press conference will be carried live, so readers are encouraged to tune in. You can also ask questions using the #AskGOES hashtag on Twitter or leave me a question in comments.
Watch the live webcast with NASA Edge during the GOES-S launch vehicle rollout at SLC-41. The live show begins at 10 a.m. and can be viewed on NASA TV and social media at: NASA TV: www.nasa.gov/live
NASA EDGE YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/NASAedge
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UPDATE: I asked a question during press conference about what if anything was learned from GOES-R since its deployment, and if anything was changed in GOES-S at the last minute. One of the things that was learned was that some of the instrumentation had sensitivity to currents (induce presumably from magnetic fields, and they made changes to the GOES-S platform to accommodate this.
Another question I asked was: With the advent of the geospatial lightning mapper systems on GOES-R/S will the NOAA/NWS be offering a national lightning product like NEXRAD? Something that is now only available from private vendors using ground based triangulation systems.
I think the question took this NWS administrator by surprise.
He acknowledged the need for such a product, and said they were looking at the idea, as well as integrating it into models, but stopped short of saying that they will.
And with that, the press conference is over. I’ll have more later today from the Vehicle Assembly Building, as well as the launch tomorrow.