Video: Atlas 5/GOES-R pre-launch news conference

Preview the deployment of the advanced GOES-R weather satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the pre-launch news conference held at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Briefing participants are:

* Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for satellite and information services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

* Greg Mandt, GOES-R system program director at NOAA

* Sandra Smalley, director of NASA’s Joint Agency Satellite Division

* Omar Baez, NASA launch director

* Scott Messer, program manager for NASA Missions at United Launch Alliance

* Clay Flinn, launch weather officer from the 45th Weather Squadron at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

GOES-R mission briefing

The GOES-R mission briefing details this new observatory that the improve the quality of weather forecasts across the United States.

Briefing participants include:

* Steven Goodman, GOES-R program scientist from NOAA

* Joe Pica, director of the Office of Operations at the National Weather Service

* Sandra Cauffman, deputy director of NASA’s Earth Science Division

* Damon Penn, assistant administrator for response from FEMA

See earlier GOES-R coverage.

Our Atlas archive.