A new powerful satellite give forecasters best-ever looks at storms, while other severe weather has taken to skies.
The GOES –R weather satellite got off on Nov.19 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:42 p.m. EST. The launch was spectacular up the Florida evening sky occurred an hour later than it was planned due to the rocket and launch range issues and they were swiftly resolved.
GOES-R is the foremost four new advanced weather satellites and they are confusingly, collectively known as GOES-R. This is manages by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES-R program, and it is expecting big things from these spacecraft.
Atlas V rocket, a United Launch Alliance launches the new advanced GOES-R weather satellite into orbit at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from Space Launch Complex 41 Florida on Nov. 19, 2016.
“Undoubtedly, GOES-R will revolutionize forecasting of weather,” Stephen Volz, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Services division assistant administrator said during a news conference pre-launch on Thursday (Nov. 17).
“For weather forecasters, GOES-R is going to be the same as a black-and-white TV to super-high-definition TV,” said Volz. “For the American public, it is going to be faster, more accurate weather warnings and forecasts. That also means more lives will be saved and better environmental intelligence will be available for the state and local officials can be better decision makers.”
The GOES-R satellite enters the space aboard and in view of its successful launch , there will be more data often with appropriate detail and higher resolution that the satellite will also forecast tornado and hurricane predictions.