Watch the launch of the GOES-R satellite that will revolutionize weather forecasting

An Atlas V rocket is all set to launch this afternoon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending a NASA-built weather satellite into orbit. It’s the GOES-R probe, and it’s being touted as a game changer… [Read More]

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An Atlas V rocket is all set to launch this afternoon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, sending a NASA-built weather satellite into orbit.
It’s the GOES-R probe, and it’s being touted as a game changer for weather forecasting.
Such information will allow NOAA scientists to see developing weather systems in unprecedented detail, which will improve our tracking of tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
In order to get all of this high quality weather information, GOES-R is headed to a geostationary orbit — a circular path about 22,000 miles above the Earth’s equator.
Once it gets to geostationary orbit, GOES-R will be renamed GOES-16 and begin its science operations in about a year.

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This is another small step to perfect weather forecasting. #Trend #Satellite

Source: The Verge