GOES-R arrived in Florida at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center this week. Once launched, the satellite will offer three times more data with four times greater resolution, five times faster than ever before. This means faster and more accurate data for NOAA's National Weather Service. GOES-R will improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, increase thunderstorm and tornado warning lead time, and enhance space weather monitoring.
NOAA satellites enable our meteorologists to issue forecasts that save lives and protect communities and property -- before and during storms. These photos show the journey GOES-R made from Colorado to Florida in preparation for launch on November 4 from Cape Canaveral.
Technicians prepare to load the GOES-R satellite onto the aircraft in Colorado
Aircraft carrying GOES-R satellite ready for take off
GOES-R arrives in Florida
The GOES-R satellite is unloaded from Air Force plane
GOES-R rolls onto the runway
GOES-R is unwrapped and inspected in the clean room