NASA will launch next generation GEOS-S satellite today

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As of this story's initial publication, the rocket was slated to release GOES-S around 6:40 pm MT en route to geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above the earth.

From there, it will provide fast, multi-spectral images of weather patterns affecting the Pacific Ocean as far west as New Zealand, including Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and, of course, the western United States.

Scott Schield, who was the project lead on GOES-R, said this series of GOES satellites is using more advanced technology to report to earth.

GOES-East (already in operation) and GOES-West (expected late 2018).

The Atlas V rocket was rolled out to the launch pad yesterday to be in place for lift off scheduled for today at 2:02 p.m. our time. These satellites will continue to deliver dazzling weather data that has captivated forecasters such as first-of-its-kind lightning mapping and high-definition views of weather systems.

With these two new satellites, NOAA's high-definition coverage will stretch from the Atlantic near West Africa, a hotbed for hurricane formation, all the way across the US and the Pacific out to New Zealand.

"I believe very strongly GOES-S will improve the scientific understanding for the western US, just like GOES-East has for the eastern USA, and is another step forward in our overall effort to build a weather-ready nation", Uccellini added. Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett GOES-S mission managers confirmed at 8:58 p.m. the spacecraft's solar arrays successfully deployed and the spacecraft was operating on its own power.

Recall, the company Elon musk SpaceX launched from space launch complex Vandenberg in California, the Falcon 9 rocket with a satellite PAZ.

"I'm even more excited about the work that's coming up for me and my colleagues, putting these new data to work for better forecasts and warnings for the American public", said Yoe, an official at the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation.

A new United States satellite that offers speedy, high-resolution images of storms and may save lives by making forecasts more accurate is poised to launch from a NASA launchpad Thursday, officials said. NASA also oversees the acquisition of the, and.

Interestingly, the two devices created to look at the earth include the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), special camera built by Harris Corp. NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center is responsible for launch management.

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