Gallery: NASA to Launch New Weather Satellite in Space

 

While everyone else is commuting home from work today, a NASA rocket will be making another, longer, trip–taking the agency’s newest weather satellite into space! After the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P (GOES-P) journeys to its orbit 22,000 miles above Earth’s surface, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will use the data it gathers to support scientists’ work. Though satellites have been around for a while, newer satellite technology like this will undoubtedly play more of a role as climate change alters environmental conditions.

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