The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first images from two Lockheed Martin-built space instruments onboard a weather monitoring satellite that was launched in November last year.
Lockheed said Monday the Geostationary Lightning Mapper and Solar Ultraviolet Imager on NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 work to record continuous lightning data and compile complete views of the sun, respectively.
Jeff Vanden Beukel, director of GOES-R instruments at Lockheed, said data from the GLM and SUVI platforms will support warning and weather prediction for potential disaster strikes.
The HEC system comprises a pulse tube cryocooler and cryocooler control electronics designed to manage temperature in ABI's infrared detectors and optics, Northrop said Monday.
GOES-16 lifted aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in November.