WATCH REPLAY: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Blasts Off Successfully From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // March 1, 2018
GOES-17 will be placed in geostationary orbit
ABOVE VIDEO: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V (GOES-S) rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, March 1 at 5:02 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V (GOES-S) rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, March 1 at 5:02 p.m.
The Atlas V rocket is carrying GOES-S which is the second of four satellites to be launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in a new and advanced series of spacecraft.
Once in geostationary orbit, it will be known as GOES-17.
Like the other satellites in the series, GOES-S carries a suite of sophisticated Earth-sensing, lightning-detecting, solar imaging and space weather monitoring instruments.
The advanced technology on board GOES-S will provide critical data and imagery in near-real time on severe weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and flash floods, as well as hazards like fog, aerosols, dust storms, volcanic eruptions and forest fires.
• Rocket: Atlas V 541
• Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S)
• Launch Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
• Launch Time: 5:02 p.m. EST
• Live Broadcast: Look for how you can watch live
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Notes: ULA and our heritage rockets have launched all of the operational GOES satellites, including GOES-R in November 2016. GOES-S marks the sixth Atlas V to launch in the 541 configuration, the first of which was the rocket that launched NASA’s Curiosity rover to Mars in 2011.
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