GOES-T satellite launch a success from Kennedy Space Center
NOAA’s GOES-T rocket launch went off smoothly Tuesday afternoon from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo was there to witness the Atlas V rocket liftoff, propelling the satellite into space.
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Its instruments onboard will send back data that will improve forecasts and models for meteorologists across the nations – ultimately making people safer from dangerous weather events.
"We’re really excited about this mission. There's no spacecraft anywhere in the inventory of NASA that has more impact on lives of Americans, protecting life and improving life on earth," said Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, head of science at NASA