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ULA reschedules GOES-R launch for NET Nov. 19

NOAA GOES-R spacecraft Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 photo credit Jason Rhian SpaceFlight Insider

GOES-R. (Click for full view) Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R satellite has a new launch date. United Launch Alliance posted an update on Friday, Nov. 4, stating that it was aiming for a Nov. 19 launch.

Pending the Eastern Range’s approval, the NASA and NOAA GOES-R spacecraft will be launched atop the 541 configuration of the venerable Atlas V rocket. The launch window is set to remain open for some 4 hours. It will open at 4:42 p.m. EST and close at 6:42 p.m. EST.

 

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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