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The GOES-R team has begun a series of important rehearsals to ensure its personnel are prepared for every facet of the satellite's upcoming launch.
A new study based long-term vegetation data sets derived, in part, from NOAA polar-orbiting satellites has found significant greening on a quarter to one-half of the Earth's vegetated lands. 
Once operational, JPSS-1 will circle the Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times a day in its afternoon orbit—providing full global coverage twice a day.
Data from polar-orbiting satellites like Suomi NPP provide forecasters with a better perspective on the Alaska Region and provide critical information on hazards like ash from volcanic eruptions.
GOES-13 has served in the GOES East position since April 2010. 
The first man-made satellite didn't come along until 1957. Today, thousands of artificial satellites orbit Earth, with many others orbiting the sun and planets.
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NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic this season, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
According to a new global atlas of light pollution, one third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans can't see the Milky Way.
GOES-R isn't just a game-changer for the U.S., but also for the other countries in the Western Hemisphere the satellite will see.