Goes Down in History

To move or cause to move; to depart: The ship went down the river.

To be the case; to occur: The plan was a go but it didn’t work out.
To go through a period of change or growth: His career went up and down.
To be a part of something: His work goes into a journal.
To be in progress: Their project is a go and they should be ready to launch by next spring.
To have an effect: His work went through several revisions.
To have an effect or influence: The report will go through several rounds of peer review.
To be considered as being an option: They are thinking about expanding their company into Europe.
To be a possibility: The new law might not go through but it is a go.
To be the reason or motive: Their plans are going through but the economy isn’t there yet.
To be considered as a candidate: They will decide in March whether to go forward with the bid.
To be a source of information or inspiration: Their research went to support the theory that global warming is real.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been using Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) since 1975. The GOES satellites have provided continuous imagery and data on atmospheric conditions, solar activity, and Earth’s weather systems. They have also contributed to the search and rescue of distressed people and helped provide long-term climate records. The GOES fleet is now composed of 14 satellites that are parked in a geostationary orbit about 22,000 miles above the Earth’s surface and can cover more than half of the planet at one time. The GOES-R series, launched between 2016 and 2024, is the most advanced GOES satellites with sensors that will enable scientists to see more detail about what’s happening on our planet than ever before. A key component is the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), a state-of-the-art imager that can view Earth in 16 different wavelengths, or spectral bands, of light, from visible to near-infrared. Compared to the existing GOES imager, the new system will have significantly improved spectral, spatial, and temporal resolutions. The GOES-R series will also be equipped with the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), a new sensor that will detect lightning strikes and determine when lightning is building up in clouds. This is a significant advancement that will aid in improving severe storm and tornado forecasts. GLM will also help meteorologists understand more about the structure of thunderstorms.