Artist’s rendering of WGS-11+


Units work together to transport weather satellite

Master Sgt. Jeff Gilbert, 337th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, tightens down a chain connecting the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series to the bed of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft Dec. 4, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. At more than 100 thousand pounds, it is imperative that the GOES-R Series is correctly fastened to the transport aircraft to ensure safe arrival to Cape Canaveral, FL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Luke W. Nowakowski
VIRIN: 171204-F-IL629-216.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.