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Main » 2010 » March » 5 » US meteorological satellite is in orbit.


US meteorological satellite is in orbit.
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On March 4, 2010 at 23:57 UTC the Delta-4 rocket-carrier with the GOES-P satellite was launched from SLC-37B launch pad of Cape Canaveral, USA.
GOES-P (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) is a meteorological satellite. It is the third in the current series of GOES satellites (GOES N-O-P) and will be commissioned as GOES-15 once in its geostationary orbit. Its designed lifetime is seven years, with fuel for as much as ten years if the lifetime is exceeded. The next generation will be the GOES-R series, scheduled for deployment beginning in 2014.
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