Earth Observation Mission News
NOAA GOES-17 Shares First Images of Alaska, Hawaii and the Pacific
15 November 2018
The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has sent its first images from the satellite's new vantage point over the Pacific Ocean
NOAA's GOES-17 satellite has reached an exciting new milestone: On 13 November 2018, the satellite began transmitting its first high-definition images of Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Ocean. The new imagery became available shortly after GOES-17 finished moving to its new orbital position at 137.2 degrees west longitude, where it will become NOAA's operational GOES West satellite on 10 December 2018.
Image credit: NOAA/CIRA - The Hawaiian Islands, seen from GOES-17 at 6:30 a.m. EST, on 13 November 2018.