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