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Monday, January 30, 2017

GOES-16


The first photos of Earth from space by the NOAA/NASA GOES-16 satellite are spectacular. Take a look at the images here.

GOES launched into space on Nov. 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and it was renamed GOES-16 when it achieved orbit. GOES-16 is now observing the planet from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles above the surface of the Earth. In May, NOAA will announce the planned location for GOES-16 and by November 2017, GOES-16 will be known as either GOES-East or GOES-West.

GOES-16 is the latest step in a new age of weather satellites. GOES images will help weather forecasters interpret and predict weather events with the greatest accuracy ever.

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