NASA to Launch Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite From Cape Canaveral March 1

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Liftoff is targeted for 4:38 p.m. EST

The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T satellite. (NASA image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T satellite.

Liftoff is targeted for 4:38 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

NOAA’s GOES-T is the third satellite in the GOES-R Series, the Western Hemisphere’s most sophisticated weather-observing and environmental-monitoring system.

The GOES-R series provides advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and monitoring of space weather.

The virtual guest program for this launch includes curated launch resources, timely mission updates, and a virtual guest passport stamp following a successful launch.

Coverage starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, with the NASA Edge Rollout show on the agency’s website.

Countdown commentary will begin at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1, and air on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion, Theta.TV and NASA’s App.

Members of the public can also share in the journey through a variety of activities, including:

■ Virtual Launch Passport

■ Print, fold and get ready to fill your recently updated virtual passport. Stamps will be emailed following launches to those who register via email through Eventbrite.

GOES-T: Countdown to Launch

Experts from NOAA and NASA talk launch and the mission in this new video from Goddard Space Flight Center’s Engage series.

GOES-T Launch Bingo

Play along as you watch the launch broadcast on these bingo cards featuring common launch phrases.

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