Stunning Blastoff of Next-Gen GOES-S Geostationary Weather Observatory for NASA/NOAA on ULA Atlas V: Gallery

A United Launch Alliance
Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.  GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of
next-generation weather satellites.
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

KENNEDY SPACE
CENTER, FL – The nations newest and most powerful weather observatory blasted
off at dinnertime Thursday, March 1 and put on a stunningly delicious launch
display as it roared to space from the Sunshine State under near ideal weather conditions.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite-S (GOES-S) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V
rocket from seaside Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
in Florida at
5:02 p.m. EST on
March 1, 2018
.

Check out our expanding
gallery of photos and videos from a variety of locations surrounding pad 41 on
the Cape.
A United Launch Alliance
Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.  GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of
next-generation weather satellites.
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

GOES-S will deliver
a quantum leap in weather forecasting for the western United States just as
GOES-R – the first satellite in the new series – is now doing for the eastern
United Stated since it only recently became operational in December 2017.

A United Launch Alliance
Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station carrying the NOAA/NASA Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.
Credit: Ken
Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com
A United Launch Alliance
Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station carrying the NOAA/NASA Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.
Credit: Ken
Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com
ULA Atlas V Launch
of NOAA/NASA GOES-S weather satellite on March 1, 2018. Credit: Julian Leek
ULA Atlas V rocket lifts
off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying
the NOAA/NASA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02
p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.
– as seen from the VAB roof. GOES-S will be
stationed over the western US.
Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com

Watch this
launch video compilation:

Video Caption: COMPILATION Views / GOES-S
Launches atop ULA Atlas V Rocket on March 1, 2018 from CCAFS pad 41. Credit:
Jeff Seibert


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