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September 19, 2021

SpaceX To Provide Launch Services For Next GOES Mission

GOES-U Provides Earth With Advanced Imagery and Weather Measurements

SpaceX has been selected by NASA to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U mission. GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightning activity and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather. By studying lightning, NASA scientists are working to develop new ways to help forecast the intensity of incoming hurricanes. According to NASA, GOES observations have proven helpful in monitoring dust storms, volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Geostationary satellites circle the Earth in geosynchronous orbit, which

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