The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky.
GOES 17 will work in tandem with GOES 16, the first satellite in NOAA's new GEO series, now at the GOES-East position.
GOES-R, which was renamed GOES-16 upon reaching orbit, "it is already proving to be a game-changer with much more refined, higher quality data for faster, more accurate weather forecasts, warnings and alerts", Volz said.
Today, at 5:02 p.m. ET, NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket and has successfully established communications. "Along with its easterly partner GOES-16, GOES-S will help communities and businesses prepare for potentially unsafe weather events and minimize the hazard to American families and economies".
The satellite, known as Hispasat 30W-6, is a 12,000-pound spacecraft that will provide television, broadband and other communications services to the Americas and Europe.
These next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES, are "a quantum leap above" the federal agency's previous weather sentinels, Volz said. Officials believe the triad of advanced weather satellites will prove invaluable when it comes to monitoring risky weather events and ultimately saving lives.
GOES S will give us a true, high definition look west the western half of the United States, including Alaska.
As Hurricane Harvey approached the Texas coast, the satellite revealed the clouds sinking in the eye and the eye expanding as the storm morphed from a category 2 to 4, Uccellini said. The state-of-the-art satellite was able to spot wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma a year ago before emergency responders were even alerted. GOES-16 also observed the uncertain path of Hurricanes Irma and the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Maria in September.
Two more satellites are part of this mission and scheduled for launch in 2020 and 2024. Once the satellite is fully operational, later this year, it will hover over the western US and provide faster, more accurate data for tracking wildfires, tropical cyclones, fog and other storm systems and hazards that threaten the western United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, NASA said.
Google Cloud's partnership with Dropbox will lead to centralized content , secure collaboration , and better communication. The partnership will play out in the form of specific integrations between tools from the two providers.
Rassie Erasmus outlined his plans for the coming year shortly after SA Rugby unveiled him as the new Springbok coach. Erasmus, capped 36 times, had a stint as Munster director of rugby before returning to South Africa in 2017.
Marvel Studios then tweeted a new poster, similar to the first poster released for the movie but with the new release date. Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers.
Ms Le Pen was reacting to comments by Bourdin, who said there were "links" between the National Front National and ISIS . France's National Assembly took a vote in fall, lifting the immunity that was protecting Le Pen from prosecution.
It's not exactly the most popular today as it directly rivals the Google Assistant but it has a following and a market. Alexa will also be mindful of the Japanese culture, which is more formal and conservative than American culture.
Still, the Boilermakers will not be able to simply show up and expect an easy path to the tournament championship game on Sunday. Pat Chambers made a decision to roll with a smaller lineup featuring Lamar Stevens at the "5" position for stretches of the game.
"The Samsung S9 and S9+ are the ideal devices to document and share experiences no matter where you are or what you are doing". The S9+ can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and can record 720p video at up to 960 frames per second.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. People in recent burn areas, especially the Thomas Burn area need to listen to local officials if asked to evacuate.
Billy Graham laid to rest in Charlotte
The noon service commenced with the evangelist's family bringing in his casket before an invitation-only crowd of about 2,000. Billy Graham's family says the casket was made with no upgrades, and only minor modifications to allow for easy transport.
The problem with Tripura exit poll predictions
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Ardern, Turnbull discuss NZ and Australia's shared values
But Prime Minister Turnbull was having none of it, saying "yes" it is a moral thing to do when questioned by reporters. Mr Turnbull said the leaders also discussed the ongoing effort to train police and security forces in Iraq.
Cellphone catches fire aboard Air Canada flight
Air Canada told MobileSyrup that the customer was "able to walk off the plane and the person's present condition is not known". The flight carrying 266 passengers departed for Vancouver after a two hour delay.