Irene becomes a major hurricane on GOES-13 Satellite video

When a satellite can see a hurricane's eye clearly from space, that's an indication of a strong tropical cyclone and the GOES-13 satellite saw just that in Hurricane Irene this morning as she became a major hurricane. An ...

Alex's aftermath brings flash flood watches to Texas

Tropical Depression Alex dissipated over the mountains of central Mexico, but his rainy remnants have moved into south, central and western Texas. The GOES-13 satellite is keeping an eye on Alex's remnants as they have prompted ...

GOES-15 Opens Its Infrared 'Eyes' for First Image

(PhysOrg.com) -- From approximately 22,236 miles in space, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - GOES-15 - took its first full-disk ...

NASA's high-tech GOES-P weather satellite lifts off

NASA on Thursday launched the latest in its family of high-tech meteorological satellites, adding to a constellation of spacecraft that watch storm development and weather conditions on Earth.

GOES-14 Satellite Takes First Full Disk Image

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-14, provided its first visible full disk image of Earth on July 27, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The prime instrument on GOES, called the Imager, is ...

NOAA's GOES-R satellite solar array spreads its wing

The solar panel array on NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) – R spacecraft has been successfully deployed in a test conducted at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Littleton, Colorado. The five ...

GOES-R coming to an orbit near you, one year and counting…

With eyes to the future of improved weather forecasting, the team behind NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series will launch its first satellite, GOES-R, one year from now in March 2016.

Satellites shed light on solar system—the one on your rooftop

You've gone solar! Thousands of dollars worth of photovoltaic panels sit atop your roof, harnessing the sun's energy to power your lights and devices. But has your investment been paying off as richly as it should? A pair ...

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