Atlas V Launches GOES-R

A new era in weather forecasting begins on Saturday, November 19, 2016 when the GOES-R Geostationary Weather Satellite takes flight atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Flying in its beefed up 541 version with four boosters and wide payload fairing, Atlas V will take the 5,200-Kilogram satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit in an ascent mission lasting three hours and 32 minutes.

GOES-R is a state of the art meteorological satellites outfitted with six instruments to capture data on Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere as well as solar activity and space weather - delivering a full picture to assess and predict potentially hazardous events that can affect lives on Earth.

Launch Date: November 19, 2016Mission Updates
Window: 22:42 - 23:42 UTCGOES-R Overview
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape CanaveralSpacecraft Description
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541Instrument Overview
Payload: GOES-R (5,192kg)Atlas V 541
Ascent Duration: 3 Hours & 32 MinCountdown Timeline
Target Orbit: 8,099 x 35,286km, 10.6° Launch Profile