GOES-R, the first in a series of NASA-built advanced geostationary weather satellites, is seen here during an optics test held on August 31, 2016, inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida. The satellite is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on November 16.
Credits: NASA/Ben Smegelsky
The first spacecraft in a new series of NASA-built advanced geostationary weather satellites is set to launch into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Wednesday, Nov. 16. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:42 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Wednesday, Nov. 16