NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration is live now
Watch the launch of the nation’s next-generation weather satellite, #GOESR! Once in orbit, the satellite will use its sensors to continuously track weather conditions, keep a watch on storms and even produce real-time maps of lightning activity.
Liftoff is scheduled for 5:42 p.m. EST
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Launch Day is Here!
November 19, 2016
It’s showtime! GOES-R, NOAA’s next-generation geostationary weather satellite, launches today at approximately 5:42pm EST.
For live coverage of the launch and all of the pre-launch activities, click here for NASA TV downlink, schedule information, and streaming video. Coverage will begin this evening at 4:45pm EST.
You can also get live launch updates and follow along on Twitter by following @NOAAsatellites and checking in right here on the official GOES-R launch page.