Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images?

We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite elevation is 35,786km. ARC has a "View from Space" variant of the orthographic projection. Can this be modified to provide Lat/Lon coordinates for pixels on the image?

It doesn't have to be perfect, but I'd like to overlay coastal boundaries.

PS: Don't know offhand if 35Kkm is from sea-level or from the earth's center.

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