HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is inviting media Sept. 21 to view a high-performance ground system that receives data from NOAA's most sophisticated Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), known as the GOES-R series.
The new GOES-R receiving station expands NASA's capability to use real-time data from space to study Earth's weather and deliver new forecasting, warning and disaster response tools to partners around the world.
A ribbon cutting event begins 10 a.m. CDT at Marshall's Activities Building 4316. Media will have the opportunity to view the antenna system and to participate in on-location interviews with NASA and NOAA officials.
Speakers will include:
- Paul McConnaughey, Associate Director, NASA Marshall
- Jack Kaye, Director, Research and Analysis Program, NASA Headquarters
- Tsengdar Lee, Weather Focus Area lead, NASA Headquarters
- Gary Jedlovec, Chief, Earth Science Branch, NASA/MSFC
- Steve Goodman, GOES-R Chief Scientist (retired), NOAA
- Brian Carcione, Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service Huntsville Forecast Office, NOAA
Media interested in covering the event should contact Molly Porter in Marshall's Office of Communications at email@example.com or 256-424-5158 by 5 p.m. CDT Sept. 20.
Media will need photo identification and must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard by 9 a.m. CDT for badging. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate.
The GOES-R series program is a joint effort of NASA and NOAA to develop, deploy and operate the satellites. The program is managed by NOAA with an integrated NOAA-NASA program office organization, staffed with personnel from both agencies, and supported by industry.
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