This is "the most sophisticated weather forecast technology ever flown in space", commented Ajay Mehta of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency that oversees the satellite programme. The satellite will provide more and better data than now available over the northeastern Pacific Ocean, the birthplace of many weather systems that affect the continental United States. The new satellite, named GOES-S at present and to be renamed GOES-17 once it reaches orbit, is the second member of a new generation of weather satellites that will provide accurate data for tracking storms, wildfires, cyclones and other severe weather conditions in the western part of the USA once it becomes fully functional later this year.
That breadth will help researchers and weather forecasters get a better picture of weather that makes landfall in the western US - weather that often has origins far out to sea, beyond GOES-16's view.
On Wednesday morning, the 197-foot-tall United Launch Alliance rocket rolled out to the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41, setting the stage for the launch of the newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, known as GOES-S. The acronym stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.
GOES-16 "turned out to be better than we expected it to be", said National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini, on hand for Thursday's launch.
Under the nose is an 11,000 pound, $220-million weather satellite. From there, it constantly will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather.
Once GOES-S is positioned in a geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth, after approximately two weeks, it will be renamed GOES-17. The satellite will send down the highest-resolution pictures of hurricanes.
As the monstrous Hurricane Harvey bore down on the vulnerable Houston region and Texas coastline, the satellite helped to not only track the storm but also to help determine when it was safe for emergency personnel to respond and rescue residents in the hurricane-ravaged areas. The state-of-the-art satellite was able to spot wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma previous year before emergency responders were even alerted. GOES-S is the second in the series of weather satellites.
McGregor himself has always been quick to pour water on Nurmagomedov's claims that he's ready for a title shot. Chris Taylor of BJPenn.com, first reported that the fight would be for the undisputed title back in January.
On the specifications side of the fence, both devices will launch on Android 8.0, and will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 . These phones will officially be revealed on Sunday at MWC 2018, which is when we'll learn pricing and other details.
Google said that Android now powers more than 2 billion active devices from 1,300 brands across 24,000 unique products. OEMs that are part of the programme will receive an enhanced level of training and device support from Google.
PNB approached the CBI for a second time on Wednesday against one of its branch managers at its Barmer office in Rajasthan. The loan turned into an NPA in 2013 and the bank even sold a property kept as collateral to recover its dues, sources said.
Sony will have their press announcement on Day 1 of the conference and it seems we'll have two exciting new handsets to check out. On the off chance that you were pondering, the Xperia XZ1 Compact gives us a 3.5mm audio jack on the top side.
VanVelzen said the fire department doesn't do anything in the low-lying areas unless someone calls for help. They were about to get on a city bus but a friend came by with a van and they left the area.
Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins and sat out the entire 2014 season before he was signed by the Bills in 2015. ABC7 reported that Martin had been taken into custody, but an LAPD spokesman would not confirm this with the Daily News .
The technology would use AI to predict demand for taxis and allow companies to more efficiently mobilise their resources. The use of AI could also breathe new life into a taxi industry that has seen its profits cut into by ride-hailing apps.
He's also keen for people to eat more "whole foods" too, whether that's a wheat berry salad or grass-fed beef. In the HLF group, 42.6% of participants had the low-fat genotype, while 27.2% had the low-carb genotype.
Ohio State Loses To Penn State In The B1G Quarterfinals
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Australia confirms 2 nationals wounded in Kabul bombing
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Kushner's clearance up to chief of staff Kelly
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Rain on the horizon as India bat
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Marvel does it again with "Black Panther"
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Colts take Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft
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