A major series of upgrades to the U.S. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites will boost the amount of detailed imagery and other data transmitted by these high-altitude spacecraft. The resulting improved weather forecasting should spawn billions of dollars in benefits to U.S. industries, according to the Commerce Dept. The upgrades will also expand the GOES system's ability to relay weather/climate information more directly to a growing user community, says Steve Kirkner, ...


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