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Next-Gen Weather Satellite Set to Improve Forecasting

A newly launched weather satellite could save lives by better predicting extreme weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 19 and will be in geostationary orbit some 36,000 kilometers above Earth. NOAA said it could “ boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.” NOAA said the satellite...

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