CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Atlas V rocket carrying a series of advanced weather satellites lifted off from Cape Canaveral Tuesday afternoon.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Program (GOES) is a joint effort of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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The satellites, called “GOES-T,” will provide NASA and NOAA with continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere.
This was the third launch of a GOES series satellite aboard a ULA Atlas rocket.
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Once deployed, the satellites will stay in a fixed orbit roughly 22,000 miles over Hawaii and track storms as they move across the country.
More information about the GOES program can be found here.
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