Mar 04 2018
Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched an Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 at 5:02 p.m. EST (22:02 GMT) on Thursday, March 1, 2018. GOES-S is the second satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series of satellites, which have played a vital role in weather forecasting, storm tracking and meteorological research.
A satellite scheduled for launch from Florida this week could give firefighters a new tool to fight the wildfires on the West Coast. 'It allows the researchers to see the dynamics in a way that just looking at numbers just doesn't reveal - the visual impact is remarkable'.
The new GOES weather satellites feature a suite of sophisticated instruments that meteorologists say represent a "quantum leap" for forecasting accuracy. The acronym stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.
In addition to focusing on the western US, the satellite also will cover the eastern Pacific, eastern Australia and New Zealand, and much of South America once it finishes its testing phase and gets to its permanent location later this year, Weather.com reported. This is the 18th launch of a GOES since 1975; one was lost in an explosion during liftoff and all but three of the satellites already up there are retired. It also tracked the paths of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, providing crucial data as to which areas would be impacted the greatest. The new GOES-S will be at a vantage point to help analyze California's wildfires in more detail, as well.
These early successes prompted National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini to declare that GOES-16's services were "better than we expected" while at the launch for its high-tech partner satellite.
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But now, given that the proposal is unlikely to be stopped, that is something that will only become clearer over time . Shades of Mugabe, I hear you thinking, although Xi commands a country around a thousand times richer than Zimbabwe.
Allu Arjun imitates Priya Prakash Varrier's wink in the most adorable manner
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Make sure you're altering your lineup before the morning tee times you were a believer.The mystery for gamers that is J.B. Woods is just four shots off leaders, the American tandem of Luke List (66) and Jamie Lovemark (69), at three under par .
After the satellite is deployed, it will spend about three weeks making its way into geostationary orbit.
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. - Coverage of GOES-S launch. The satellite will provide real-time weather reports on the western coast of the USA thereby extending the range where NOAA can track weather conditions.
NOAA funds, manages and plans to operate the GOES-R Series satellites.
The four-satellite GOES-R program has a total budget of $10.8 billion through its entire life cycle.
Two more are planned in this four-satellite series: GOES-T in 2020 and GOES-U in 2024.
Mar 03 2018
Gold prices dip as dollar remains strong on Powell's comments
Shares of the company, which sells dental and animal health products, dropped $7.49, or 23.7 percent, to $24.09. The yearly increase in the PCE was flat at 1.7% for the third month in a row, below the Fed's 2% target.
Mar 02 2018
UN Security Council adopts Russian-drafted resolution on renewal of Yemen sanctions
In Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing since 2015 Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels opposed to the internationally recognised government.
Mar 01 2018
Watch Ester Ledecka make history, win gold medals in two different sports
However, she admitted it had not always been easy to deal with the pressure of having so many great expectations on her shoulders. She had not worn makeup, preferring to keep her eyes shielded from the roomful of reporters and cameras.
Feb 26 2018
Major quake shakes Papua New Guinea; no tsunami threat to Hawaii
He said social media posts reported blackouts and damage to buildings at Porgera, although he was not aware of any injuries. Geological Survey says the 7.5 magnitude quake was centered about 90 kilometers south of Porgera, in Enga province.
Feb 26 2018
China Communist Party has proposed removing presidential term limits
The plenary comes only a week before annual meeting of National People's Assembly (ANP), Chinese legislature. Such a move could pave the way for current leader Xi Jinping to remain as head of state after 2023.
Feb 25 2018
At least 13 injured after 'explosion' on board ferry at Mexico resort
Some of the injuries also included minor cuts and those affected in the incident were taken to a hospital for treatment. The blast has left one side of the ferry, which belongs to the Barcos Caribe company, completely destroyed.
Feb 25 2018
Bollywood Actress Sridevi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest
Her brother-in-law Sanjay confirmed the news to indianexpress.com , saying, "It roughly happened around 11-11.30pm". Jhanvi, Sridevi and Boney's elder daughter couldn't join them in Dubai due to her packed shooting schedule.
Feb 25 2018
We are turning TAPI into reality: PM Abbasi
Ghani described the project as a "corridor of development" and stressed on regional cooperation. The Prime Minister also congratulated the ADB for its role in making the project a reality.
Feb 24 2018
Trump Defends Second Amendment At CPAC And Warns of Dems Taking Office
She wore a Trump hat and scarf, and brought a small Trump figurine for posing for photos with conservative media personalities. President Trump also used the speech to renew his call for Congress to pass a bill funding a wall along the U-S/Mexico border.
Feb 22 2018
DNA diets don't work
You might also know of someone who had weight loss success on one of these diets and another who didn't lose a single pound. The other group went low-fat, starting with no more than 20 grams of fat per day, the equivalent to a handful of nuts.
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