The first spacecraft in a new series of NOAA advanced geostationary weather satellites launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket November 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Once in geostationary orbit, GOES-R will be known as GOES-16 and will provide images of weather patterns and severe storms as regularly as every five minutes or as frequently as every 30 seconds. These images can be used to aid in weather forecasts, severe weather outlooks, watches and warnings, lightning conditions, maritime forecasts and aviation forecasts.
GOES-R Spacecraft Separation:
NOAA's GOES-R spacecraft separates from the Centaur upper stage at the conclusion of a successful launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on November 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST.
GOES-R Rollout and Launch:
This time-lapse video shows the rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and its GOES-R payload to the launch pad on November 18, 2016 and the successful launch of GOES-R on November 19m 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST.
Aerial Footage of GOES-R on the Launch Pad:
Drone footage taken as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket is prepared to launch the GOES-R satellite
GOES-R Launch Sequence and Deployments:
What happens once the GOES-R satellite is launched? This video from Lockheed Martin explains the process, from launch vehicle separation to solar array and antenna deployment to orbit raising maneuvers, transition to storage orbit and finally GOES-R normal operations.
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Images: GOES-R Launch
GOES-R, the first in the next generation of geostationary weather satellites from NOAA, successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 19, 2016 at 6:42pm EST.
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