GOES-O Launch

    Spacecraft: GOES-O
    Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta IV
    Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37
    Launch Date: June 27, 2009
    Launch Time: 6:51 p.m. EDT

    GOES-O Launches
    GOES-O launches aboard a Delta IV Image above: With smoke and steam rolling across the launch pad, a Delta IV rocket begins its ascent into the sky with the GOES-O satellite aboard. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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    GOES-O lifted off from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on June 27, 2009 at 6:51 p.m. EDT. The advanced weather satellite will operate 22,300 miles above Earth at an altitude that will let it watch the Eastern United States and Atlantic Ocean constantly. The spacecraft's imaging and other instruments will take constant readings to relay information on weather and atmospheric conditions on Earth.

    Mission Information
    The acronym GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. GOES-O is the second in a series of three state-of-the-art weather satellites. The satellites provide many of the satellite photos of Earth shown on newscasts in the United States.

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