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Atlas V Rocket Launch Of GOES-R Satellite Set For November 19
6th UPDATE: New launch time is 6:42 p.m
5th UPDATE: New launch time is 6:32 p.m
4th UPDATE: New launch time is 6:27 p.m
3rd UPDATE: New launch time is 6:22 p.m
2nd UPDATE: New launch time is 6:17 p.m
UPDATE: New launch time is 6:07 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 configuration rocket carrying a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is scheduled to launch on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The one-hour launch window opens at 5:42 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
GOES-R is the first of four satellites to be launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA in a new and advanced series of weather spacecraft. Once in geostationary orbit, it will be known as GOES-16.
The spacecraft will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring. Compared with today’s geostationary satellites, GOES-R will scan the Earth five times faster at four times image resolution and triple the number of channels scientists can tap into to observe global weather and climate.