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GOES-R/GOES-16: A Powerful Weather Satellite in Pictures

Liftoff for Atlas V and GOES-R

United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches the advanced new GOES-R weather satellite into orbit from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 19, 2016.Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Launch Streak for Atlas V/GOES-R

United Launch Alliance

The GOES-R satellite streaks into space aboard an Atlas V rocket in this long-exposure view of its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Next Stop, Space

United Launch Alliance

A vertical view of GOES-R/GOES-16 launching into space aboard its Atlas V rocket.Check out our full launch story and video recap.

GOES-R Weather Satellite Lifts Off

NASA TV

The next-gen GOES-R weather satellite launches atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Earth's Limb from GOES-R Rocket

NASA TV

A gorgeous view of the Earth's limb at night from a camera on the Atlas V rocket as it launched NOAA's GOES-R satellite into orbit on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

GOES-R Atlas V Rocket at the Pad

United Launch Alliance

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-R weather satellite stands atop its launchpad, bathed in light, ahead of its Nov. 19, 2016 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Sunset for Atlas V and GOES-R

United Launch Alliance

The sun sets behind a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Space Launch Complex-41 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket will launch the advanced GOES-R weather satellite on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Cutting-Edge

NASA

Instruments in the GOES-R suite consist of Earth sensing, solar imaging, and space environment measurement payloads. There are six primary instruments: the Advanced Baseline Imager; the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors, which includes an Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor, X-Ray Sensor, EUVS/XRS Electrical Box, and Sun Positioning Sensor; the Geostationary Lightning Mapper; the Magnetometer; the Space Environment In-Situ Suite, which includes an Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor, Magnetospheric Particle Sensor – Low Energy Range, Magnetospheric Particle Sensor – High Energy Range, Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor, and Data Processing Unit; and the Solar Ultraviolet Imager.Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Atlas V Rocket, GOES-R on the Pad

NASA TV

The GOES-R weather satellite sits atop its Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida shortly before its planned liftoff on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

Atlas V Rocket with GOES-R

NASA TV

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready to launch the GOES-R weather satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 19, 2016. Check out our full launch story and video recap.

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