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Friday, June 9, 2017

Where is GOES-16? [Celestia Recreation]

NOAA posted the following image from the "new" GOES-16 satellite. (more)

Image Credit: NOAA/NASA

Let's use this to validate the reported position of GOES-16 itself using Celestia.

Orbit should be between 35,788.1 and 35,798.7 km (35793.4 avg) above 0.0002°N 89.4589°W and this image was from Jan. 15, 2017.

I got approximately 20:37Z

I have positional data for June but this was taken in January so we've probably drifted a bit East.

Celestia CEL Link

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