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GOES-T Launch Success

GOES-T Launch Success - photo of Atlas rocket carrying GOES-T satellite being launched

1 March 2022 - NOAA’s GOES-T, the third in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket at 4:38 p.m. EST on March 1 from NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

GOES-T will become operational as GOES West and track destructive wildfires, lightning, Pacific Ocean-based storms, dense fog, and other hazards that threaten the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska. It will also monitor solar activity and space weather to provide early warnings of disruptions to power grids, communications and navigation systems.

STAR teammates contributed to this launch's success and will be involved in the post-launch testing, ongoing cal/val work and operational implementation of the satellite and its data.


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