Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: GOES-R is the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The program is a collaborative development and acquisition effort between NOAA and NASA. The GOES-R satellite will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth's Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring. It will be the primary tool for the detection and tracking of hurricanes and severe weather and provide new and improved applications and products for fulfilling NOAA's goals of Water and Weather, Climate, Commerce, and Ecosystem.
Credit: Credit: Lockheed Martin/NOAA/ NASA
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