NASA plans launch of GOES-U weather satellite

NASA plans launch of GOES-U weather satellite
NASA plans launch of GOES-U weather satellite

The POT The launch of the satelite GOES-U high-definition environmental detection earliest of storms and that meteorologists can warn the population of threats imminent natural disasters.

A Falcon Heavy rocket SpaceXhopes to take off from Cape Canaveral, in central Florida, with the GOES-U at its peak, starting at 5:16 p.m. local time, with a launch window of two hours.

However, Monday’s forecasts indicate that there is only a 30 percent chance of favorable weather conditions.

The GOES-U satellite is the latest and most recent addition to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R series of geostationary satellites (NOAA).

It will be the last of the GOESas a new generation of weather satellites is on the horizon.

These satellites provide advanced images, mapping in real time of lightning activity and tracking and monitoring of weather conditions.

He GOES-U It has high-tech tools, such as the Advanced Baseline Imager, which will be used to obtain images of the oceans, climate and other indicators of the Earth’s environment.

It is also equipped with a new sensor called Compact Chronographwhich will help detect solar activity and its eruptions more quickly.

The satellite series GOES began with the GOES-A in 1975, and the most recent was launched in 2022, the GOES-T.

The release of the latter satelite The meteorological situation occurs when the hurricane season has just begun in the Atlantic basin, which began on June 1 and is expected to be significantly more active than normal this year, according to the NOAA at the end of May.

The forecasts indicate that this year there will be between eight and 13 hurricanes, of which seven may be larger, with winds exceeding 178 kilometers per hour.

With information from EFE

 
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