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 […]

Amidst fresh explosions in Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, toll rises to 75 with more than 200 missing

The biggest explosions ever in four decades of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the devastations took lives of around 75 till date with at least 192 missing. The fresh rounds of powerful explosions scattered ashes over a wide area and forced authorities to order further evacuations. The news relayed gripping stories of whole families being […]

NOAA today declares first JPSS Weather satellite operational 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 30 that as the government wants to procure additional satellites, the organization’s first polar-orbiting weather satellite is now completely operational.  NOAA who is renamed as NOAA-20 after its first launch on November 18, revealed that the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), which is a weather […]

New US climate satellite cannot keep cool, and this could hurt photographs 

The country’s most current climate satellite, propelled under three months back, has a genuine cooling issue that could influence the nature of its photos. The inconvenience is with GOES-17 satellite’s chief instrument for taking pictures of tropical storms, fierce blazes, volcanic emissions and other regular disasters, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration said on […]