23 February 1985 An Improved Meteorological Satellite
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In June 1984 the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center issued an RFP for a series of geostationary weather satellites with greatly improved performance. This paper describes key features of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-I,J,K instruments developed by Kodak and submitted to NASA in a proposal effort directed by the RCA Astro-Electronics Division. In order to meet these specifications, alternatives for many instrument features were evaluated prior to selection of a final design. The government's requirements for technical performance and delivery schedule led to an extrodinary development program,
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G. T. Keene, G. T. Keene, K. E. Leibold, K. E. Leibold, R. A. Kent, R. A. Kent, "An Improved Meteorological Satellite", Proc. SPIE 0572, Infrared Technology XI, (23 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950670


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