GOES-18 shared the first images of the Sun and saw the release of the coronal mass

GOES-18 shared the first images of the Sun and saw the release of the coronal mass

The solar ultraviolet thermovision, or SUVI, on board the NOAA GOES-18 satellite, was launched on March 1, 2022, and the observation of the Sun at the extreme ultraviolet end of the electromagnetic spectrum began on June 24, 2022.

GOES-18 is now undergoing post-launch testing and testing of instruments and systems and will become a full-fledged NOAA satellite in early 2023 and will assist the NOAA Space Weather Forecasting Centre in alerting electricity companies, telecommunications providers and satellite operators to solar flares.

While GOES-18 data in the post-start phase should be considered preliminary and not operational, they were noted in NOAA.

Once again, depending on the size and trajectory of solar eruptions, possible impacts on the Earth ' s near-Earth space and magnetosphere can cause geomagnetic storms that disrupt electricity, communications and navigation systems, and can cause radiation damage to orbital satellites and the International Space Station.