Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is an advanced weather satellites launched by NASA with the western US at focus. Besides the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii, GOES-S also will keep watch over Mexico and Central America.

  • GOES-S will provide astonishingly fast, crisp images of hurricanes, wildfires, floods, mudslides and other natural calamities.

GOES-S is a second satellite in the series. GOES-S will become GOES-17 once it reaches its intended 22,000-mile-high orbit over the equator. Two more are planned in this four-satellite series- GOES-T in 2020 and GOES-U in 2024. The first in the series GOES-16 has been monitoring the Atlantic and East Coast for the past year for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  GOES-16 provided invaluable data to firefighters battling blazes in Texas, Oklahoma and to Houston-area rescue teams in the flooded aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. {The Hindu}


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