GOES-S Advanced Weather Satellite Set to Launch

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is set to launch this week. Once it reaches final orbit, it is to be renamed GOES-West. Together with GOES-East, which is already in orbit, its purpose is to provide precise images of the weather conditions over the United States. In particular, they are designed to track cyclones, storms, […]

GOES-R delivered by Atlas V for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

First from pair of new weather satellites designed and built by Lockheed Martin was delivered yesterday to orbit on atop of Atlas V rocket. Launch was performed from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral eighteen minutes before midnight. This could be good sum up of present position of ULA on the market – maybe SpaceX got CRS-1 […]