NOAA Satellite and Information Service
The GOES-R team has confirmed satellite communication and power. Over the next several days, team members will perform a series of maneuvers to bring the satellite into geostationary orbit. This is expected to occur approximately 16 days after launch. Once GOES-R is placed in geostationary orbit, it will undergo an extended checkout and validation phase lasting approximately one year.
The satellite will transition to operations immediately afterward. Whether it will serve as GOES East or GOES West has yet to be determined. The final decision will be based on the health and performance of the NOAA GOES constellation.
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