|You’re invited to join us for the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T) satellite! The third satellite in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R Series, GOES-T, is scheduled to launch on March 1, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. |
The GOES-R Series is the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced weather-observing and environmental monitoring system, helping to protect the 1 billion people who live and work in the Americas.
GOES-T will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and monitoring of space weather. Once operational, GOES-T will be positioned to watch over the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and the Pacific Ocean. The satellite will be ideally located to monitor weather systems and hazards that most affect this region, such as atmospheric rivers, fog, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and Pacific hurricanes.