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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We expect that Gazprom will supply gas via a transit pipeline in Ukraine according to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. The arbitrators ground their decision by the fact that the situation with the Ukrainian economy has drastically worsened.
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.
Conservative users say Twitter removing thousands of followers
Twitter has also been criticized by US lawmakers for not taking the Russian bot scourge seriously enough. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including St.
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 25 2018
We can cope without Alderweireld, says Pochettino
You have to show that you are ready to fight. "Now he realises that he is so strong mentally", he added. Now he is a complete defender'.
Feb 25 2018
Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire
Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to shareholders jumped to $19,790 from $3,823 past year . Buffett urged investors to stick with stocks even though they can be riskier in the short-term.
Feb 24 2018
Celtic lacked real courage, says Rodgers
Russian website Sport Express Ru have rated the Celtic players for last night's defeat to Zenit St Petersburg, and it doesn't look pretty for the SPL side.
Feb 24 2018
Utterly ridiculous: Jennifer Lawrence blasts media over dress controversy
She was reluctant because she had been hacked in 2014 and was devastated when nude photos of her were spread across the internet. The actress added, "Even friends, for many years, were not as important to me as my career".
Feb 24 2018
Russian Figure Skaters Take Gold, Silver Medals at Winter Olympics
Medvedeva had initially claimed it with an 81.61, but it soon belonged to Zagitova when she posted 82.92 barely 15 minutes later. Mirai Nagasu did a half-rotation Axel instead of a triple and was 10th. "She respects the other girls so much ", added Walia.
Feb 23 2018
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre: FBI, Elitism To Blame For School Shootings
In a statement Wednesday, NEA president Lily Eskelsen García said, "Educators need to be focused on teaching our students". Mr Trump was meeting with politicians overnight (AEDT) "to discuss school safety", and with governors next week.
Feb 23 2018
Apple iOS update fixes 'text bomb' bug
One of the most unsafe bugs related to iOS devices and Apple PCs has been discovered recently. To update your software, head over to Settings, General, and finally tap on Software Update.
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