NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. Teams have two hours to launch the satellite for Spain-based Hispasat.
"We can't wait!" tweeted the National Weather Service in Anchorage just before the rocket soared from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
"The advanced capabilities of this new satellite will provide vital data to improve forecasts for all weather hazards across the West and downstream across the remainder of the continental USA", said retired Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
SpaceX will boost the heavy satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit, resulting in a limited leftover fuel supply for the Falcon 9 booster to attempt an automated landing. NASA also oversees the acquisition of the, and. "We at United Launch Alliance are proud that either our current or one of our heritage vehicles has launched every GOES satellite that has ever launched".
With these two new satellites, NOAA's high-definition coverage will stretch from the Atlantic near West Africa, a hotbed for hurricane formation, all the way across the USA and the Pacific out to New Zealand. Later this year, after undergoing a full checkout and validation of its six high-tech instruments, the new satellite will move to the GOES-West position and become operational.
GOES-16 and GOES-S will be joined in orbit by two additional satellites in 2020 and 2024, back-ups that are each created to be operational for at least 10 years, AccuWeather said.
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 satellite, which will be named GOES-17 when it reaches orbit, will help provide faster and more accurate date on storm systems that threaten the western United States, according to NASA. GOES-16 also observed the uncertain path of Hurricanes Irma and the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Maria in September.
Two more are planned in this four-satellite series: GOES-T in 2020 and GOES-U in 2024.
Despite those impacts, the snow "brought excited young Romans out to play in the snow or walk in the slush", the AP said. Rome's location near the Mediterranean Sea typically prevents accumulating snow from occurring in the city during winter.
DxOMark's rating for the camera performance taking still images is a staggering 104 points, its highest smartphone camera rating. These images and videos are captured in lab environments, as well as, in natural indoor and outdoor ones.
The Fed has signaled three quarter-point rate hikes for 2018 - the first likely to come at the next Fed meeting in March. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 14 cents to $61.13 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The Santa Barbara County evacuations covered residents living near areas burned by three major wildfires over the past 18 months. Those failing to heed the order are advised they are responsible for their own well-being for the duration of the evacuation.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini insists he feels "not even a bit" of regret after going out of the Coppa Italia to Juventus . Earlier Juventus took on Atalanta, whose Serie A game Sunday was snowed off, with light snowfall still in the Allianz Stadium.
Thorough hand-washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette and getting the flu shot all help reduce the spread of the virus. FluMist, which delivers a weakened version of the flu through the nose should be ready by next year's flu season.
Korean music performers lit up the stage, starting with K-pop sensation CL with her hits "The Baddest Female" and "I Am the Best". After historic wins for the United States late in the games, Team USA finished fourth with 23 medals total, including nine golds.
Prima facie it appeared that the dead militant belonged to outlawed LeT and was a Pakistani national, the statement said. Unknown number of militants holed up in Hajin area are believed to be still engaged in gunfire with the security forces.
At issue was the price tag for the two 747 jumbo airplanes that the Air Force bought from Boeing last summer. A White House spokesman said the "informal" contract will save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion.
N.Korean delegation returns home after Winter Olympics
Trump is joined on her trip with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Republican senator from Idaho Jim Risch. Her applause draws stark contrast to vice president Mike Pence, who led the delegation during the Opening Ceremony.
Digital maestro will run President Trump's 2020 campaign
Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement: "Mr Kushner has done more than what is expected of him in this process". After Trump won the Electoral College, however, he expressed gratitude for the digital effort, Parscale said.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to play in 2018
Just in case Gronk hasn't actually made up his mind, dozens of Patriots fans responded to the tweet by asking Gronk not to retire. The 28-year-old is the best tight end in the National Football League and instantly makes the offense better.
ECP moved against PML-N's registration under Nawaz's name
According to the party's rules, the PML-N's CWC is supposed to elect an acting party head within a week of its chief's removal. After taking over as lifetime leader of the party, Nawaz proposed Shahbaz's name for acting president of the party.
Jared Kushner's Ties to Banks Under Scrutiny
According to government financial disclosures from past year , he has lines of credit at the three banks, among others. Kushner stepped down from the family company a year ago when he joined Trump's administration.