GOES-R ABI Optics Test

NASA/Ben Smegelsky2016-08-31


Washington, DC, United States

With the lights out, team members perform an optics test on the Advanced Baseline Imager, the primary optical instrument, on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Carbon dioxide is sprayed on the imager to clean it and test its sensitivity. GOES-R will be the first satellite in a series of next-generation NOAA GOES Satellites. The spacecraft is to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in November.


  • Title: GOES-R ABI Optics Test
  • Creator: NASA/Ben Smegelsky
  • Date Created: 2016-08-31
  • Location: Astrotech
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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