GOES 8 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8
Launch date: April 13, 1994
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Launch vehicle: Atlas-I/Centaur
The GOES system is a basic element of U.S. weather monitoring and
forecast operations and is a key component of NWS modernization
program. Spacecraft and ground-based systems work together to
accomplish the GOES mission of providing weather imagery and
quantitative sounding data for weather forecasting and related
services. The new series of GOES satellites provides significant
improvements over the previous GOES system in weather imagery and
atmospheric sounding information.
Status: Decommissioned 8 April
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