#Photos: New U.S. weather observatory buttoned up for launch

United Launch Alliance encapsulated the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R, GOES-R, on Oct. 21 at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. GOES-R will be the first satellite in a series of next-generation NOAA GOES satellites. The spacecraft is to launch aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket on Nov. 16.

Photo credit: NASA/Charles Babir
Photo credit: NASA/Charles Babir
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

See earlier GOES-R coverage.

Our Atlas archive.

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