GOES-S, the second of four spacecraft in the NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-R series, was launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral on March 1, kicking off a two-week move to geosynchronous orbit and an anticipated six-month checkout intended to place the weather spacecraft, renamed GOES-17, in operational status by year’s end. Located at 135 deg. West longitude, the ...


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