GOES-O Launch

Spacecraft: GOES-O
Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta IV
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37
Launch Date: June 27
Launch Window: 6:14 p.m. - 7:14 p.m. EDT

GOES-O Launch Rescheduled

GOES-O atop the Delta IV at the pad
Image above: NASA/NOAA's GOES-O satellite is perched atop a Delta IV rocket prepared for liftoff. Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller
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GOES-O scheduled for launch Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, was scrubbed. Thunderstorms in the area prohibited launch violating weather constraints for a safe liftoff.

Launch managers opted for a 24-hour turnaround and rescheduled the GOES-O launch for Saturday, June 27. The launch window opens at 6:14 p.m. and extends one hour to 7:14 p.m. EDT.

The acronym GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. GOES-O is the second in a series of three state-of-the-art weather satellites. The satellites provide many of the satellite photos of Earth shown on newscasts in the United States.

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