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An Orientation to the GOES-R Foundational Course

James LaDue, Anthony Mostek and Bill Ward


This module is part of the satellite foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This particular module provides an orientation to the SatFC-G course. The target audience for this module is NOAA employees who will be taking the SatFC-G course via the NOAA Commerce Learn Center (CLC). The video consists of two parts, part 1 (the first 10 minutes) summarizes unique capabilities of GOES-R relative to current/past GOES satellites. Part two (10-28 minutes) consists of the orientation to the SatFC-G course. The default video resolution displayed below is at 1080p, a lower resolution video at 780p is also available.


This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
  2. YouTube video:

  3. Download video (recommended for low-bandwidth users) - This is an audio playback version in the form of an Articulate Presenter video and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the video file from the following link:

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the presentation.html OR index.html file and the video will begin to play in your browser. Be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.

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