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Weather Whys: GOES-R weather satellite gets ready for orbit

Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 17:23:21-04

Better lightning detection and improved weather forecasts. That's the goal of a new weather satellite launching in the fall.

The GOES-R satellite is set for launch in early November, but there's a lot of work to get it ready. Brandon Wholey and I take a look at what's being done to prep the satellite for orbit, how much it costs, how much it weighs and the tedious work being done to it before the launch.

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