GOES-S is equipped with equipment allowing to monitor the Earth and the Sun. The satellite will help to obtain more accurate information on natural disasters.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) on Thursday, March 1, launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) launch vehicle Atlas V from the meteorological satellite GOES-S.
The satellite was placed in a special capsule in the upper part of the carrier, which separates once the rocket reaches a predetermined altitude.
The device is equipped with equipment allowing to monitor the Earth and the Sun for the National management of the U.S. oceanic and atmospheric.
Via satellite you can receive more accurate information on natural disasters, including storms, hurricanes, floods. Additionally, GOES-S will collect more data on forest fires, volcanic eruptions and dust storms.
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