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The most advanced meteorological satellite ever built was successfully launched

The US space agency's innovative satellite will allow for more accurate forecasting of the weather and allow for more rapid preparedness for natural disasters

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NASA, in conjunction with the US Oceanic and National Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently launched the most advanced weather satellite ever. This is the first satellite in a series of satellites called GOES-R. These satellites will orbit the entire budgeted program at a cost of 11 billion. The site CBSDenver The first satellite is said to be about 36,000 high above Earth. It is expected to be on a fixed orbit over the American continent and join other older, meteorological satellites with several decades of meteorological measurement equipment.

Simulation of GOES-R satellite in space
Simulation of the GOES-R meteorological satellite in space.
Source: NASA

The new satellite series will allow for very rapid prediction and meteorological measurements at resolutions not previously known. According to NOAA, the satellite could save lives because of its ability to enable faster and more accurate prediction. For example, they could Avoid storms and lightning. Hurricanes and trend changes that will be monitored much faster than in the past by the advanced systems in the satellite.

According to the site ExtremeTech, The satellite also has advanced sensors that will allow it to detect "Solar Outbreaks " and"Solar wind"These phenomena occur across the sun and endanger electronic systems and networks On the planet. The satellite also has SARSAT systems that allow locating people in distress anywhere in the world. SARSAT systems have been installed for many years on different satellites, and this new satellite feature will improve coverage and reliability of the global system.

Launch of the GOES-R G satellite on the ATLAS-V rocket
Launch GOES-R on an ATLAS-V rocket. Source: NASA

Because of its heavy weight, the satellite was launched on the Atlas-V rocket, one of the few rockets capable of carrying large weights out of the atmosphere. It is expected to follow its perimeter route within two weeks. According to NASA, Its operating time is expected to be between 10 and 15 years.


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