NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western US

The new satellite will also carry a system that tracks violent lightning storms - which can be used to predict tornadoes - as well as new instruments that can detect potentially disruptive solar storms and risky fog around airports, helping pilots better plan their routes.

Geostationary means the satellite's orbit is in sync with the rotation of the earth, so it stays hovering over one spot of the planet. It will hover and scan weather-related data for the Western United States which has remained under-defined by previous GEOS Satellites. Image courtesy of NOAA. Later this year, after undergoing a full checkout and validation of its six high-tech instruments, the new satellite will move to the GOES-West position and become operational. For instance, here in west Texas and southern New Mexico, the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains and parts of the Big Bend lack radar coverage due to the positioning and limitations of ground based radar. These satellites will continue to deliver dazzling weather data that has captivated forecasters such as first-of-its-kind lightning mapping and high-definition views of weather systems. The program is co-located at NASA'sGoddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The first spacecraft in the series, GOES-16, has been monitoring the Atlantic and East Coast for the past year for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NASA also oversees the acquisition of the, and.

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Lockheed Martin in Littleton helped build the new satellite, according to NASA. NOAA will perform mission operations at its Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland.

Interestingly, the two devices created to look at the earth include the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), special camera built by Harris Corp. NASA has sent over a dozen GOES-R satellites in its constellation at the geosynchronous orbit that was flagged off by the American space agency in 1975. NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center is responsible for launch management.

GOES-16 "turned out to be better than we expected it to be", said National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini, on hand for Thursday's launch.

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