NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

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To view imagery from the operational GOES East (GOES-16) and GOES West (GOES-17) satellites, users may visit

Operational Calibration of the Imagers and Sounders
on the GOES-8 and -9 Satellites, Page 14

Michael Weinreb, Michael Jamieson, Nancy Fulton, Yen Chen, Joy Xie Johnson,
James Bremer, Carl Smith, and Jeanette Baucom


Raw imager and sounder data are transmitted to the Command and Data Acquisition Station (CDA) at Wallops, VA, continuously in real time. Raw imager data are in 10-bit words, raw sounder data in 13-bit words. This section describes the subsequent data flow at the CDA culminating in the retransmission of processed data to users in the GVAR data stream.

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Latest Revision: July 9, 1997