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diagram of atlas V541 rocket
“T- 3..2..1..Liftoff!” As we head toward launch, all eyes and ears will be on NOAA’s GOES-R satellite atop its Atlas V 541 rocket. Make sure you are caught up on launch day lingo so that you can follow along!  p { width:900px; }
NOAA’s GOES-R satellite, America’s next-generation geostationary weather satellite, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center at approximately 5:42pm EST on November 19, 2016.
“T- 3..2..1..Liftoff!” As we head toward launch, all eyes and ears will be on NOAA’s GOES-R satellite atop its Atlas V 541 rocket. Make sure you are caught up on launch day lingo so that you can follow along!  p { width:900px; }
map showing location of sea prism in western lake erie
Last summer, Lake Erie became the first site in the Great Lakes—and the first site in U.S. inland waters—to participate in an international effort that provides data on ocean radiance for use in scientific research and validating satellite-derived measurements of ocean color.
spooky image of a cemetery with tombstones made of satellite parts
As Halloween approaches, the ghouls, ghosts and zombies are preparing to rise from their graves and once again roam the planet. But, perhaps, this year, our earthly graveyards are not the only ones to keep an eye on...
Image showing the role satellites play as part of the SARSAT system
Around the world...around the clock...NOAA proudly stands watch.  As an integral part of worldwide search and rescue, NOAA operates the Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System.
Screen shot of the new NESDIS.NOAA.gov website
Welcome to the new and improved NOAA Satellite and Information Service website. Explore the site and check out all the new features it has to offer.
Major Hurricane Joaquin is shown at the far eastern periphery of the GOES West (GOES-15) satellite’s full disk extent, taken at 1200Z on October 1, 2015.
NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite will soon be launched into space— becoming our nation’s most advanced geostationary satellite to date. So what does that mean for you? Here are six reasons to be excited about GOES-R!
satellite image of northwest passage
Global commercial interests have long eyed the Northwest Passage as a shorter trade route between Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, this pathway through the Canadian Arctic is often choked with ice—or at least it used to be. 
Graphic for GOES-R reddit
Want to know more about GOES-R's mission, the satellite, the launch, or the science behind it all? Join our Reddit Science AMA, October 6, 2016, and chat live with NOAA scientists!